Sponsored by the Science and Technology Committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom, and undertaken by China Telecom (Europe) Ltd., the seminar “The Impact of New Technology on Future Business Development” was held at Cocoon Networks in London. Representatives of the Science and Technology Committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the UK and Chinese capital in the UK More than 60 guests including business representatives attended the meeting. Chen Jinqiao, chief engineer of the Institute of Telecommunications Research of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Sun Zhili, professor and director of the Graduate School of the University of Surrey, and Liu Songlin, vice president of the Consumer Business Group of the University of Science and Technology of China As well as from the perspective of business application, it explained to the guests the opportunities and challenges that technology brings to business development and the operation of multinational enterprises.
Cao Li, Vice President of the British Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee, and General Manager of China Telecom (Europe) Co., Ltd., delivered a welcome speech. He emphasized the responsibilities and functions of the Science and Technology Committee, compared the status and prospects of the development of science and technology in China and foreign countries, and hoped to rely on the information provided by the Chamber of Commerce. The exchange platform, using the advantages of each company of the Science and Technology Committee, enhances the exchanges and cooperation among members of the Chamber of Commerce, and provides scientific and technological support and technical support for the commercial development and transnational operations of many Chinese-funded enterprises in the UK.
Chen Jinqiao, chief engineer of the Institute of Telecommunications Research of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, talked about the development of industry 4.0 and ICT innovation ecology from fiber optic broadband, and analyzed and prospected the development of the domestic Internet of Vehicles, Internet of Things, personal identification technology, cloud computing and other fields. . He pointed out that China’s R&D in these fields has been at the forefront of the world and in terms of the Internet of Things, China’s market potential is huge and the future prospects are very broad. Mr. Chen also deeply analyzed the laws and regulations of the security industry from a policy perspective, such as data management measures, data content industry protection, and other current hottest regulatory topics in the communications industry. He mentioned that China’s data management policies are still in a state of learning from Western experience. Although they started late, various policies and data management methods have been perfected very quickly. Finally, Mr. Chen talked about the technical standards for the future development of network virtual space and new ways of future identity verification such as “digital genes”.
Professor Sun Zhili of the University of Surrey’s Institute of Communications and Director of the Graduate School of the University of Surrey gave a brief, vivid and humorous explanation of the development history of communications technology to the guests. The development history of data transmission technology for motor vehicle terminals, and explains the professional fields of communication engineering, 5G communication, Internet of Things, AI technology and other professional fields and their future commercial application prospects. He humorously compared the current level of satellite launches to airplanes carrying cargo, “the airplane is carrying passengers’ luggage, and one piece of luggage is a satellite.” When explaining the concept of the Internet of Things, Professor Sun vividly said: “After the Internet of Things matures, the refrigerator may detect the lack of milk through data and automatically place an order for purchase, as if the refrigerator can ‘produce’ food.” The professor’s vivid metaphor made the guests present bursts of laughter. In a relaxed and interesting atmosphere, everyone learned the originally esoteric and difficult academic terms, and also understood the latest level of research and development of communication technology. The meeting can be so fun.
Liu Songlin, vice president of iFLYTEK Consumer Business Group, demonstrated the application and development of AI technology to the guests, and introduced the products and future technology development trends of iFLYTEK. He mentioned that the Chinese are already a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence research. In the past year, more than 50% of the research papers in the field of artificial intelligence published and adopted by the Chinese have been adopted. When it comes to the commercial prospects of AI technology, he expressed great confidence: Last year, the global artificial intelligence field exceeded 5 billion yuan, which has exceeded 60% of 2015. At the same time as President Liu’s speech, a small AI robot named “Xunfei Hear” independently developed by the Chinese enterprise iFLYTEK is also working hard: It records Mr. Liu’s speech in real time and generates Chinese subtitles to project on the big screen. , At the same time, it also translates Chinese speech content synchronously and generates English subtitles, and can quickly correct the English translation according to the context. Such a small AI not only allows guests to experience the application and convenience of AI technology at close range for the first time, but also personally experience the intelligence of AI. Mr. Liu’s information-rich speech content and the on-site AI technology display made the guests deeply understand the role of new technology in promoting business development, and he was also proud of the high level and speed of China’s AI technology research and development. The guests felt that China has moved from “Made in China” to “Made in China”.
In the subsequent free exchange and discussion session, Chinese companies in the UK actively asked questions, and representatives of member companies of the Science and Technology Committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the UK patiently answered the guests, and the atmosphere was lively. The guests all expressed that the activities of the Science and Technology Committee are very meaningful. They not only learned a lot of useful communication technology knowledge and policy guidance, but also have important reference value for business operations. They also expanded new ideas through the exchange platform provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Business and partners have strengthened exchanges and cooperation with Chinese-funded enterprises in the UK.
Finally, Cao Li said that the British Chinese Chamber of Commerce is committed to building a platform for companies to exchange and cooperate and share knowledge reserves, promote the development of a mutually beneficial and win-win situation between British and Chinese companies, and lead member units to explore in-depth scientific and technological cooperation.