Monday’s Xinhua article stated that China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has begun a special deployment of “AI for Science.”
The deployment tightly incorporates the fundamental concerns of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and astronomy, among others.
It focuses on the requirements for scientific research in crucial fields such as medication development, gene research, biological breeding, and novel material development.
“AI for Science” is the result of a comprehensive fusion
“AI for Science” is the result of a comprehensive fusion of “artificial intelligence technology exemplified by machine learning” with “scientific research.”
The Ministry of Science and Technology will encourage the development of AI models and algorithms for significant scientific challenges and will create a variety of “AI for Science” platforms for typical scientific study topics.
In addition, the ministry will expedite the establishment of a national open innovation platform for a new generation of AI public computing power and encourage the heterogeneous and integrated growth of high-performance computing centers and intelligent computing centers.
It will also stimulate green energy and low-carbon energy, the upgrading of software and hardware computer technologies, and the opening of scientific data according to the categorization and grading concept by various scientific research institutions.
China launches a unique ‘AI for Science’ deployment.
In terms of persons and methods, the ministry encourages more mathematicians and physicists to commit themselves to relevant research, cultivates and assembles inter-disciplinary R&D teams, and promotes the formation of a “AI for Science” innovation consortium.
In addition, an international academic exchange platform will be created to advance the solution of cancer detection and treatment, the climate catastrophe, and other global scientific issues.
In order to encourage the growth of “AI for Science” in a healthy and sustainable manner, consideration will also be given to the ethics of scientific research.
The Ministry of Science and Technology will play to the full extent of the new AI Planning and Promotion Office’s coordinating function, combining resources such as projects, platforms, and talent, and creating policy synergy for promotion.