(Yicai Global) Aug. 29 -- China's Ministry of Science and Technology has selected 10 tech firms to make their artificial intelligence technologies accessible to the public through the setting up of open-source platforms.
These include basic hardware and software platforms from telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies, e-commerce titan JD.Com's smart supply chains, electronics firm Xiaomi's smart-home technologies and Ping An Insurance's financial intelligent services platform, according to a list released today by the ministry.
All the companies on the list should be leaders in their respective AI segments. They should provide open and shared services to society and guide the innovation and entrepreneurship of individual developers as well as micro-, small-and medium-sized firms within the sector, the ministry said earlier this month.
Their areas of expertise cover many application scenarios including logistics, education, household appliances, safety, vision computing, image perception and marketing.
"These platforms should take the digital transformation of the industrial internet and real economy one step further and assist in the further integration of AI technologies and the real economy," He Renlong, chief planner at the East China Branch of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, told Yicai Global.
Five companies have already made their AI technologies available on open-source platforms. They are Baidu's self-driving technologies, Alibaba Cloud's City Brain, Tencent Holdings' medical imaging products, iFlytek's voice recognition software and SenseTime's smart vision technologies.