On May 31, the General Office of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and the General Office of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government issued the “Action Plan for Accelerating the High-quality Development and High-level Application of artificial intelligence in Shenzhen (2023-2024)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Action Plan”) announcement of.
The “Action Plan” proposes that Shenzhen will use the city’s efforts to build a national new-generation artificial intelligence innovation and development pilot zone and a national artificial intelligence innovation application pilot zone, and strive to create a global artificial intelligence pioneer city to help empower the city’s high-quality development.
The “Action Plan” pointed out that focusing on general-purpose large models, intelligent computing power chips, and intelligentsensor,smart robotintelligent networked vehicles and other fields, implement major special support plans for artificial intelligence technology, focus on supporting the creation of open source general models based on domestic and foreign chips and algorithms; support key enterprises in continuous research and development and iterative commercial general models; develop general-purpose embodied intelligencerobotdevelopment and application. Implement the carrier support plan for core technology research, support scientific research institutions and enterprises to jointly build more than 5 artificial intelligence joint laboratories, and accelerate the establishment of the Humanoid robot Manufacturing Innovation Center in Guangdong Province.
The “Action Plan” is undoubtedly another important measure for Shenzhen to promote the accelerated development of intelligent Robots. In June last year, Shenzhen released the “Shenzhen City’s Action Plan for Cultivating and Developing Intelligent Robot Industry Clusters (2022-2025)”. The industry has made corresponding plans in various aspects:
1. The scale of the industry has jumped.By 2025, the added value of the city’s intelligent robot industry will reach 16 billion yuan, of whichdroneThe added value of the industry has reached tens of billions of scale,Industrial robot,service robot,Special robotachieve rapid growth.
2. Improvement of innovation capability. By 2025, major breakthroughs will be made in the key technologies of intelligent robots in our city, the independent controllability of core components will be greatly improved, key indicators such as product accuracy, reliability, and average lifespan will reach the international advanced level, and one new manufacturing industry at or above the provincial level will be added. Innovation centers, 10 manufacturing “individual champions”, specialized and new “little giants”, “unicorn” enterprises, and 20 enterprise technology centers.
3. Expansion of Industrial applications. By 2025, organize and implement a number of demonstration projects for the application of intelligent robots in the fields of electronic information, automobiles, education, security, logistics, etc., cultivate and form a number of in-depth application cases of intelligent robots, and realize the large-scale application of intelligent robots in key industries.
4. Industrial ecological optimization. By 2025, a number of public service platforms such as testing and certification, standard formulation, and intellectual property operation and maintenance will be built, the supporting support system for intelligent robots will be further improved, and the high-end talent team for intelligent robots will continue to grow.
The “Plan” proposes four key tasks, including strengthening core technology research, strengthening demonstration application promotion, promoting enterprises to become bigger and stronger, and accelerating support capacity building, and proposes core components and system integration independent innovation projects, artificial intelligence technology integration application projects, There are seven key projects including intelligent robot demonstration application project, intelligent robot cloudization collaborative project, public technology service platform construction project, quality brand promotion project, and intellectual property and standard system construction project.
Recently, humanoid robots are undoubtedly the hottest topic in the field of robotics. The People’s Daily also published an article pointing out: “Currently, the digital economy is in the ascendant, and intelligent, networked, and flexible manufacturing is accelerating. Give full play to the levering role of robots, Not only can it improve the quality and efficiency of the manufacturing industry, but it is also expected to open up new fields and new tracks, and create new opportunities for the development of the manufacturing industry.”
After the large language models such as ChatGPT gradually mature, the next step must be to combine with humanoid robots, so that humanoid robots can be truly applied in practice. Musk pointed out that once humanoid robots such as Optimus develop maturely, everyone may be in the future. With at least one robot of its own, the total demand may reach 10-20 billion units, far exceeding the scale of the automobile market.
The world-renowned consulting firm McKinsey predicts that by 2030, 800 million jobs worldwide will be replaced by robots, and the demand for consumer robots will also increase significantly. It is estimated that the ratio of humans to robots will reach 1:4 in 20 years. In the future, robots may become one of the daily consumer goods like today’s electronic products.
China Merchants Securities also stated in the research report that humanoid robots are expected to continue to confirm the “AI The logic of “soft cutting hard” is expected to become the ultimate application of “AI+”. It is estimated that the average annual growth rate of the global market size will reach 71% in 21-30 years, and 800 million jobs may be replaced by machines. Based on 20% penetration rate and 100,000 Based on the unit price of robots, the global robot market space is expected to reach 15 trillion yuan in the future!