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nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if
the whole desert was approachi ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area inc
reasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks. To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A
set of measures were adopted such as sav ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways
and building dams. In addition to t hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
Praising Tianjin’s efforts and achievements in intelligent sc
ience and technology, Liu Chuanzhi, board cha
irman of Legend Holdings Co Ltd, pred icted the city will make a qualitative leap in two to three years by combining intelligent technologies with manufacturing.
Liu, also f
ounder of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, said his company, like Tianjin, considers intelligent technology a new imp etus. Lenovo is working on many intellige
nt applications and has invested in many high-tech ma nufacturing enterprises. It uses various artificial intelligence-driven algorithms and machine learning to ana
lyze the data of its supply chain system, using it to optimize Lenovo’s new intelligen
t spare parts supply chain. Liu Qingfeng, chairman and CEO of iFlytek, said the company has developed a series o
f products driven by AI applications, based on small samples over the past year.
The company’s latest technological breakthrough is for the first tim
e its machine has surpassed humans in English reading comprehension, Liu said.
He said that he believes AI in 2019 has entered the year of large-scale application.
technological innovation, the app now is a market leader with over 20 million downloads.W
t propellers stirring in the air and the motor roaring, a flying vehicle successfully carried its inventor Zhao Deli, who was dressed in a black suit complete with a helmet, goggles and elbow and knee protectors, into the air.
0 news media industry executives, journalists, sponsors and suppliers attended the 2019 event. The Guardia
n walked away with the top prize. Besides its accurate, timely and engaging news reporting, the app also
e go-to source for foreigners interested in travel, study or work in China. “One judge particularly enjoyed the intelligent algorithm basis of the newsfe
ed. The China Daily app has enormous scale, is easy to use and is very reader friendly,” said the judging panel.