On August 31, China Jianyin Investment (JIC), together with JIC Technology Investment and I M WAY hosted a forum in Beijing on the topic of artificial intelligence. With the theme of "Smart Links and Dialogue on the Future”, the forum, taking a global perspective, hoped to enhance in-depth exchanges between on the industrial application of smart interconnection and future investment trends. The “China Smart Internet Investment Development Report (2018)” was released during the event.
The forum held a round-table discussion on the theme of “Innovation and Integration” and discussed the frontier trends and capital opportunities of AI as well as the industrial integration of AI technology.
JIC Technology Investment released the “China Smart Internet Investment Development Report (2018). The publication studies the intelligent Internet industry through the aspects of industrial features, technological evolution, investment and financing, as well as applications.
1. It is a trend that the technology of the smart chip industry is combined with practical application scenarios. A pattern in segmentation is emerging; the automotive industry has become popular.
2. The semiconductor industry continues to maintain rapid growth, and it is imperative to increase localization.
3. Big data and cloud computing are maturing, while standardization and new technologies are driving rapid growth.
4. The Internet of Things industry has entered a stable growth cycle.
5. There are seven major development trends in the financial technology industry:
i. As cloud computing applications enter the “deep water zone”, there will be more attention paid to security, stability and risk prevention and control. The development of cloud computing technology has entered a mature stage, and the application of financial cloud is also moving towards a more critical “deep water zone”.
ii. Big data applications are moving toward cross-border integration. Standards and norms are the key to future development.
iii. The application of artificial intelligence accelerates development from computing to a higher level of perception and cognition.
iv. Blockchain moves from concept to applications. It has broad prospects but there are multiple constraints.
v. Regulation technology is getting more attention and will become a new explosion in financial technology.
vi. Demand for industrial applications continues to expand. While technology innovation facilitates financial technology, demand in financial technology will drive technological innovation.
vii. A new generation of information technology forms a convergent ecosystem and pushes the development of financial technology into a new phase. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain are not isolated from each other but are interconnected, complementary and mutually reinforcing.
6. The decline in smart travel industry financing will continue; mergers and acquisitions will become a focus and convergence will be the general trend.
7. Information Security Industry: Cloud, Internet of Things and Industrial Internet have become the new growth areas.
After more than 60 years of development, artificial intelligence has entered an explosive situation. However, the technological development of artificial intelligence is still in its infancy, and there is still a lot of room for innovation in theory and technology. At the same time, it has entered the strategic opportunity period of technological innovation and the harvest period of industrial development – a very good investment period.
We hope to support leading enterprises in our country and lead the international market. We hope that through technology transfer, we can create 100 billion yuan of AI output value for the country, including cooperation with local governments, and to incubate 100 companies every year. We also hope to set up an artificial intelligence investment fund with a scale of 10 billion yuan, to invest in hundreds of enterprises every year.
At present, the true Everest of artificial intelligence technology must be autonomous driving, because it has the highest requirements for performance, safety and reliability. In the next 20 years, its impact on the industry landscape will also be the biggest. It will be a trillion-dollar industry.
Autonomous driving affects not only how people get around every day, but also logistics. If you can solve the problems of the autonomous driving processor, you can solve most of the problems of the robot processor.
Both these ideas have placed extremely high demands on the understanding of the industry chain and the practice of mergers and acquisitions by M&A fund managers.
(General Manager, JIC Technology Investment)
(Deputy Chief Engineer and Director, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
(Founder and CEO, Horizon Robotics)