Zhangjiang AIsland

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2019-04-10


The design of Zhangjiang artificial intelligence island [Photo/WeChat account: zjpark]

Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island, located in central Zhangjiang Science City, will cover an area of 100,000 square meters and focus on artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, block chains, virtual reality and augmented reality.

It will offer enterprises practical application scenarios for R&D and testing, namely in the realm of 5G, based on the actual needs of different industries.

According to the plan, a technology-themed "future park" with an area of 6.6 hectares will also be built on the island and will serve as a recreational center.

Over the years, Zhangjiang has made great headways in the development of AI with more than 70 AI companies to date, covering the whole AI industrial chain.

US high-tech firm International Business Machines (IBM) opened its new headquarters, including research and development centers, on the island in January this year, becoming the first company to settle down on the island.