TONGXIANG, Nov. 16, 2016 -- A representative introduces Baidu's artificial intelligence technology during a release ceremony of world leading internet scientific and technological achievements at the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 16, 2016. (Xinhua/Xu Yu via Getty Images)

China has attained progress in technological innovations after more than 60 years in AI research, as it claimed to have started applying artificial intelligence (AI) in some sectors, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
The progress made could be attributed to large quantities of data and computing power that the country possesses at present.
“While we are just getting started, we have made prominent progress in applying artificial intelligence in smart city and intelligent customer service on automobiles,” Liu Lihua, vice minister of industry and information technology, said, adding that more sectors will make use of AI technology in the future.
Liu said that the government recognizes the great potential in AI applications as the country has some of the best talents in the AI industry.
“Chinese researchers and entrepreneurs are among the best in the world, with technological innovations and good earnings in the sector,” Liu said.
The senior official said that researchers from Alibaba, Baidu and …