Jointly Building a Medical Artificial Intelligence Platform and Developing China’s Independent “WIT120”

2017-04-18

On the morning of April 18, 2017, CAMS&PUMC and iFLYTEK Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on the first floor of the new Teaching and Scientific Research Building. The two sides announced that they would jointly build an Artificial Intelligence Platform in Medicine, and jointly push forward the application of artificial intelligence in basic medical research and clinical medicine.

 

 

Present at the signing and opening ceremony were President Xuetao Cao, Vice President Zhongwei Zheng, Vice President Qin Zhang, and Party Secretary Xue Zhang of School of Basic Medicine of Institute of Basic Medical Sciences of CAMS&PUMC, Chairman Qingfeng Liu, Senior Vice President Tao Jiang and Vice President Zhiwei Zhao of iFLYTEK and others.

 


The signing ceremony was presided over by Vice President Zhongwei Zheng, and President Xuetao Cao and Chairman Qingfeng Liu made speeches respectively. President Xuetao Cao pointed out that integration of artificial intelligence and medicine constantly changed the existing medical model and effectively improved accessibility of medical service, and at the same time, it had vast development prospects, and was of great significance to solving medical problems and unbalanced medical resource allocation, and realizing “hierarchical diagnosis and treatment”. The alliance between CAMS&PUMC and iFLYTEK enabled both parties to bring their respective advantages into full play, to cooperate in medical science and technology, education, and medical care, jointly commit themselves to innovative integration and development of artificial intelligence and medicine, and application and popularization of achievements, and to make new contributions to medical reform and build a healthy China. Chairman Qingfeng Liu introduced that, as a leader of Chinese intelligent voice and artificial intelligence industry, iFLYTEK would share more industrial resources with CAMS&PUMC, and refine the current industrial environment of artificial intelligence. In the meantime, iFLYTEK would utilize its experience in adhering to integration of “industry, university, research, and application”, and jointly build a medical artificial intelligence research center together with CAMS&PUMC, and make contributions to further development of China’s WIT120.


Under the witness of all participants, the two sides signed the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement between Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and iFLYTEK Co., Ltd., and the Cooperation Agreement between School of Basic Medicine of Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and iFLYTEK Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

Also, President Xuetao Cao, Vice President Qin Zhang, Chairman Qingfeng Liu, and Senior Vice President Tao Jiang jointly unveiled the nameplate of Chinese Academy of Medical Science – iFLYTEK Medical Artificial Intelligence Research Center.

 


In the future, based on the Medical Artificial Intelligence Research Center, the two sides will work hard for in-depth and practical application of artificial intelligence in basic medical research and clinical practice, and assist doctors with artificial intelligence, and create China’s independent “WIT120” with world-leading technology and medical knowledge, thus further benefiting people’s livelihood, making “artificial intelligence” serve every medical staff and every patient, and exploring the indefinite possibilities of artificial intelligence + medical care.

 

(Press Center)