Yantian to focus more on AI and life health industries

Writer: Yang Mei  | Editor: Stephanie Yang  | From:  | Updated: 2018-11-20

Yantian District will introduce more favorable policies and government services to better support its AI and life health industries in the future, Wang Jing, head of the Technology Division of the Economic and Trade Promotion Bureau of Yantian District, told the Shenzhen Daily at the 20th China High-Tech Fair that was held at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from Nov. 14 to 18.

The booth of Yantian District at the 20th China High-Tech Fair. Yang Mei

Wang said that Yantian had not been strong in high-tech industries in the past, therefore, by developing AI and life health industries the district hopes to catch up with other districts in this regard.

To this end, Wang said Yantian will rely on leading enterprises in the two fields, such as Malong Technologies, Robot Future Technology Co., Ltd. and BGI Group, to develop the AI and life health industries.

Meanwhile, the development of the two industries will also help support the district's traditionally strong industries. For example, the unmanned forklifts developed by Robot Future Technology Co., Ltd. have made Yantian’s logistics industry much more efficient.

On the life health industry front, Wang revealed that Yantian will introduce more favorable policies to lure talents in the field.

Wang said that 13 companies from Yantian District presented their latest products and technologies at the high-tech fair, of which 30 to 40 percent had won awards at the innovation and entrepreneurship competition and six of them launched new products to the public during the fair.

Matthias Stuermer (front L), head of the Research Center for Digital Sustainability at the University of Bern, and Huang Dinglong, co-founder and chief executive officer of Malong Technologies, sign a medical AI joint laboratory contract Friday at the 20th China Hi-Tech Fair. Courtesy of Matthias Stuermer. Courtesy of Matthias Stuermer 

Malong Technologies and the University of Bern announced Nov. 16 at the fair the creation of a joint laboratory dedicated to applying artificial intelligence to finding solutions for a wide range of neurological diseases.