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How does Tsinghua set up an artificial intelligence research institute to cultivate urgently needed AI talents

June 28, Tsinghua university establishes artificial intelligence "Aircraft weight reduction can save fuel costs and Energy Research Institute. It is understood that the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of Tsinghua University will be a cross college. In addition to cooperating with other colleges and departments of Tsinghua University, it will also work with Google, Tencent, Sogou, horizon and other companies to carry out research on core algorithms, new AI hardware and other directions.

among them, academician Zhang cymbal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences serves as the president, and Jeff Dean, the head of Google AI, provides information for Tsinghua University Member of the green channel service computer discipline Advisory Committee

Zhang cymbal, an expert in computer science and technology and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was admitted to Tsinghua University in 1953. After graduating from the Department of automatic control of Tsinghua University in 1958, he stayed on as a teacher, and successively taught in the Department of automatic control and the Department of Computer Science and technology. He was elected as a foreign academician of the Russian Academy of natural sciences in 1994, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995, and won the 2014 CCF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015

jeff Dean joined Google in 1999. He once participated in the development of BigTable, MapReduce and other products. At present, he is the head of Google AI in the AI department

under the guidance of the huge demand of the market and the support of policies, artificial intelligence courses and talents have become well deserved pastries

according to the 2017 global AI talent white paper (hereinafter referred to as the white paper) released by Tencent Research Institute, as of October 2017, the demand gap for AI talent in China has reached one million. In the first 10 months of 2017, the demand for AI talents has nearly doubled that of 2016 and 5.3 times that of 2015. The compound annual growth rate of talent demand has exceeded 200%. The supply of talents in the domestic AI field is small and there is a serious shortage of talents

in July 2017, the State Council issued the development plan for a new generation of artificial intelligence, which clearly stated that to vigorously build the discipline of artificial intelligence, it is necessary to improve the discipline layout in the field of artificial intelligence, set up artificial intelligence majors, promote the construction of first-class disciplines in the field of artificial intelligence, establish artificial intelligence colleges in pilot colleges as soon as possible, and increase the number of doctoral and master's enrollment in artificial intelligence related disciplines

in April this year, the Ministry of Education issued the action plan for AI innovation in Colleges and universities. The action plan proposes to support colleges and universities to set up artificial intelligence disciplines in computer science and technology, improve the discipline system of artificial intelligence from the refinery, and promote the construction of first-class disciplines in the field of artificial intelligence; A new training mode of AI +x composite majors will be formed. By 2020, 100 AI +x composite specialties will be built, and 50 AI colleges, research institutes or cross research centers will be established

it is reported that Tsinghua University is not the first university to establish an artificial intelligence research institute, but the establishment of an Artificial Intelligence Research Institute at Tsinghua University once again confirms the upsurge of establishing artificial intelligence disciplines in domestic universities

in September 2017, the National University of science and technology established the College of artificial intelligence technology. In May, 2018, Fudan University and Google also announced the establishment of Fudan University Google technology innovation laboratory. In addition, artificial intelligence colleges have been established in Nanjing University, Tianjin University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Liaoning University of engineering and technology, Harbin Institute of technology, Chongqing University of Posts and telecommunications, Hunan University of technology, etc

in a recent interview, relevant professors in the AI field of the Chinese Academy of Sciences once told globegroup technology that many schools have established special artificial intelligence colleges, and this practice of being independent from computer colleges and software colleges needs to be investigated. In his view, artificial intelligence itself is an upper-level application. If you only understand algorithms and do not have the knowledge and exercise at the bottom of the computer as the basis, it is easy to become a tree without roots

in this regard, Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, said that Tsinghua Artificial Intelligence Research Institute will take the State Key Laboratory of intelligent technology and systems as the backbone, gather the advantageous research teams of relevant colleges and departments in the University, and actively promote the cross integration of large-span disciplines, the integration of technology and industry, and the integration of schools and enterprises with the research of basic theories and methods of artificial intelligence as the core

Qiu Yong also pointed out that artificial intelligence is the forefront of contemporary science and technology and the commanding height of future scientific development. At the same time, human beings' understanding of the essence of artificial intelligence is not deep and comprehensive enough. Artificial intelligence is still in the primary stage of development and has not yet formed a systematic system. Universities need to undertake the important task of research in the basic field of artificial intelligence

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