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Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Builds an Industrial Highland of Intelligent Technologies

¡¡¡¡The first forum of the second World Intelligence Congress undertaken by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, namely CXO Forum on Intelligent Technology Development, was completed successfully. In these years, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone firmly grasped the major development opportunities brought by the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the construction of Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone, and the development and open-up of Binhai New Area, made efforts to introduce high-level key projects, leading projects and high-end industrial chain supporting projects in the field of intelligent technologies, promoted industrial upgrading, optimized industrial structure, enhanced industrial gathering, and made intelligent technology enterprises an important engine for high-quality development of this zone.

¡¡¡¡Building six industrial clusters of intelligent technologies

¡¡¡¡In 2017, in order to build up the industrial ecosystem of artificial intelligence, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone signed strategic agreement with iFLY TEK to jointly build a 31,000m2 project called ¡°Tianjin Zhihuigu¡±, to jointly construct Tianjin artificial intelligence industrial base, and to deeply develop and foster the industrial ecosystem of artificial intelligence.

¡¡¡¡As introduced by Li Jinhui, director of Technological and Industrial Innovation Bureau of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, so far Tianjin Airport Economic Area has preliminarily gathered an intelligent technology industry cluster led by iFLY TEK, which consists of six industrial segments. The first one is the artificial intelligence speech synthesis segment dominated by iFLY TEK, in which an artificial intelligence industrial base will be built relying on the ¡°iFLY artificial intelligence developer platform¡±; the second one is the industrial robot system integrator segment represented by InterSmart Robotic Systems, Biyang Robot, and Armsun Automation Technology; the third one is the college and institute high-tech industrialization segment represented by Beiyang Intelligent Control, Tianjin University Surgical Robot, and Nankai University Postoperative Rehabilitation Robot; the fourth one is the big data service and application segment represented by China Unicom, China Mobile, Tongniu, ICNTV, and Beidou Future; the fifth one is the UAV segment represented by Tengyun Zhihang, Zhongfu Aviation and Zhongtian Aviation; the sixth one is the integrated circuit design and chip development, software development and service and other fundamental service segment represented by Spreadtrum, iSoftStone, Neusoft, Volvo IT and CSC. These segments cover the whole chain of the intelligent technology industry.

¡¡¡¡Building several intelligent technology platforms according to high standards

¡¡¡¡Tianjin Zhihuigu develops innovative enterprise incubation platform in the field of artificial intelligence, races to control the highland of national and even global AI industry, and makes efforts to build more demonstration projects in the fields of government affairs, medical care and education. As introduced by an in-charge person of Tianjin Zhihuigu, the open platform built by Tianjin Zhihuigu has gathered 700,000 online development teams; the AI open platform of iFLY TEK provides developers with online systems such as voice recognition, speech synthesis, speech understanding, image recognition and other systems, and has cultivated nearly 6,000 developer teams, which are innovating and starting up business in Tianjin based on ¡°iFLY TEK developer platform¡±.

¡¡¡¡Similarly, when the reporter walked into the lab of the digital plant of GE China Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Center located in Airport Area of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, he saw a world of robots. Various industrial robots, 3D printers, NC machines, high-performance high-accuracy 3D measuring instruments and unmanned trolleys are placed in the lab. As introduced by Huang Qunjian, director of GE China Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Center, GE always pays close attention to new technology development. Most of these instruments were customized by GE, or designed by GE together with others, based on its own technical processes. In combination with the unique digital models and core technologies (such as AI technology) of GE, these digital ¡°tools¡± further guarantee the product quality improvement and production cost control of GE. GE China Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Center is the first intelligent manufacturing technology center set by GE outside US and providing services for multiple business units, aiming to gather globally leading resources in advanced manufacturing ecosystem, to develop, integrate and implement one-stop solutions for GE plants in China and its customers, suppliers and partners, and to help Chinese manufacturers improve productivity.

¡¡¡¡Construction of the intelligent technology innovation platform is an important action of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone to build up the intelligent technology industry. In terms of this platform, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone has formed some new R&D institutes and innovation carriers represented by GE Intelligent Manufacturing Center, Siemens Intelligent Manufacturing Space, ZTE Smart Industrial Park and Cashway Smart Finance Industrial Park. With great supports from relevant parties, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone is constructing China-Europe Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Park, which has been approved by Tianjin municipal Party committee and municipal government for formal operation. The core area of this Park, located in Lingang Area of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone and with a planned area of 115 square kilometers, will bring into play the leading, driving, supporting and radiation functions, have coordinated development with the five radiation areas, and provide wider development space for intelligent manufacturing enterprises.

¡¡¡¡Intelligent technologies drive industrial upgrading and capacity transformation

¡¡¡¡In the intelligent workshop of Tianjin Armsun Automation Technology Co., Ltd. located in Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, the reporter saw a yellow AI arm skillfully processing a part in automobile engine. ¡°These two robots can replace 12 workers in two shifts, and their productivity is about 15% higher than manual production line,¡± Sun Jin, chairman of Tianjin Armsun Automation Technology Co., Ltd., told the reporter. This company is committed to industrial robot integration, turn-key solution provision, and design and making of digital intelligent workshops, and has delivered intelligent production lines to China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, FAW Toyota, LOVOL Power, Zhonghuan Semiconductor, and so on. In addition, it has built a self-developed intelligent part processing exhibition line, robot training center and spare parts center in the headquarters base in Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, and provides industrial robot related training and education for the public to foster modern craftsmen.

¡¡¡¡In Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, there are many enterprises that change ¡°Made in China¡± to ¡°Intelligently Made in China¡±. At present, there are more than 100 intelligent technology enterprises in this zone. These enterprises apply AI technologies to industrial production and manufacturing and to various production and transport equipment, with a view to enhancing the intelligence level of industrial flows and equipment and meeting the ¡°Made in China 2025¡± program. The intelligent technology industry here increases supports for advantageous industries such as advanced manufacturing and modern services, integrates advanced industries such as manufacturing, finance and logistics, continuously combines with the real economy in the zone, promotes industrial upgrading and capacity transformation, and has become an important engine for high-quality development.

¡¡¡¡Building up ecosystem of intelligent technology industry with efforts in three aspects

¡¡¡¡As introduced by an in-charge person of the Management Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, in order to promote the development of intelligent technology industry, further efforts will be made in the following aspects. Firstly, bringing into full play the energizing attribute of artificial intelligence, combining the intelligent technology industry closely with traditional industries, promoting industrial upgrading and transformation, bringing into full play the advantages of Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone, making the best of the policy advantages, and allowing AI to energize more industries by virtue of cooperation with leading projects in each industry. Secondly, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and developing new driving force by building open platforms of intelligent technologies, constructing open service systems for intelligent technologies, combining the open platforms with carrier platforms, and making efforts to build an industrial ecosystem for intelligent technologies. Thirdly, promoting demonstration of the application of intelligent technologies in various fields, quickening the industrialization of research findings relating to intelligent technologies, relying on good industrial foundations, promoting intelligent technology application in the fields of education, medical care and government affairs, constructing smart city, and greatly fostering and developing the intelligent technology industry.

¡¡¡¡In addition, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone will, as in the past, provide services, supports and guarantees for scientific and technological innovation and comprehensive development of enterprises, follow the development thought of ¡°relying on seaport and airport, being open and leading, upgrading industries, innovating in economy, and building an international ecological and energetic new city suitable for both business and living at a high level¡±, promote reform in quality, efficiency and driving force, actively build technological innovation platforms centered by leading AI enterprises, build industrial ecosystems characterized by good connection of industrial chains, innovation chains, talent chains and policy chains, gather global high-end talents, boost industrial innovation, and make efforts to build an intelligent technology innovation highland that is competitive in the whole country and even the whole world.

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