A new generation of AI is booming all over the world.Compared with the Internet revolution 20 years ago,the new round of technological and industrial revolution initiated by AI is even more powerful.Especially in China,in a few years,it has led a"AI fever".As early as 2015,China issued the guidance on actively promoting the"Internet+"action.For the first time,it put forward the development of artificial intelligence industry,and listed artificial intelligence as one of the 11 key actions.In 2016,AI was written into the 13th Five-Year plan and many industry guidance documents.In 2017,AI was first written into the government work report.In 2018,the government's work report once again mentions"enlarging and strengthening emerging industrial clusters,implementing big data development actions,and strengthening the new generation of artificial intelligence research and development applications"...
In addition,20 provinces and municipalities,such as Beijing,Shanghai,Tianjin,Zhejiang,Anhui,Jilin and Guizhou,have also issued policies and measures for AI industry according to the actual development situation of various regions,taking the lead in the development of AI.As a transnational and interdisciplinary scientific exploration project,the fire of artificial intelligence is bound to burn into the manufacturing industry.In the tide of transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing industry,artificial intelligence,as the core driving force of a new round of industrial change,may become an important dominant force.As Ma Yun said at this year's conference,"In the next ten to fifteen years,the suffering of traditional manufacturing industry will be far greater than today's imagination.It will be difficult for enterprises to survive if they can not transform from scale,standardization to individualization and wisdom.It can be imagined that in the future,only enterprises using intelligent technology can be called successful,and vice versa,they are likely to be mercilessly eliminated.
As an important basic industry of China's manufacturing industry,the instrument industry will undoubtedly face a major shuffle of artificial intelligence.It's like a sieve for filtering.Enterprises that complete the intelligent transformation remain on top,while other enterprises can't stand on it anymore.Although compared with other emerging industries,it is not too early for instrument industry to contact AI,but a number of enterprises have become pioneers,which proves that the combination of instrument and AI is possible.For example,the birth of virtual instrument and intelligent instrument has the characteristics of artificial intelligence,such as operation automation,data processing,man-machine dialogue and so on.
Professionals analysis,the instrument industry is developing from automation to intellectualization,more precisely,towards miniaturization,multi-function,artificial intelligence,virtualization and other directions.
The first is miniaturization,which is not only the development demand of artificial intelligence,but also the demand of industrial automation.Enterprises need to develop smaller,lighter and even more powerful micro-instruments on the basis of guaranteeing the original performance of the instruments.The three instruments that have just won the 24th IBO Design Award are designed to optimize the space occupied by the instruments and meet the user's requirements for miniaturization and integration.
Secondly,multi-function.Although there are many specialized instruments and instruments,it is obviously more convenient for users to have a multi-functional comprehensive product.Multifunctional instruments,like a"universal"Swiss Army knife,can meet the needs of users,but also can be combined to provide better solutions.From a long-term perspective,it is conducive to reducing the cost of equipment purchase and maintenance,reducing the space occupied,and improving the utilization rate of equipment.
Then there is artificial intelligence,which is the key to the combination of instruments and artificial intelligence.Simply put,this is to use computer to simulate human intelligence,instead of part of human mental work,so as to endow the instrument with human visual,auditory and even thinking ability.It is conceivable that in the future,users in the laboratory can get a complete analysis report directly instead of using their brains to process the data output from the instrument.Their job may be to design experiments without having to bother with data processing.
In addition,virtual instrument will become a new stage and direction of intelligent instrument development.It takes the software system as the core and provides functions of data acquisition,data analysis and data display.As long as it is equipped with certain hardware and programmed with different software,it can obtain measuring instruments with completely different functions.Since its advent in 1986,virtual instrument has gradually become the"effective assistant"of engineers and scientists,and has been paid more and more attention in recent years.Its appearance has injected fresh blood into the world instrument industry,and completely rewritten the development pattern of the test and measurement industry.