Shanghai's tech officials have been shifting it into high gear in their drive to tap the city's robotics space, which is one of the most prosperous nationwide, alongside those in Shenzhen and Beijing.
Preferential policies will also be given to targeted entities working on advanced fields such as AI basic theories, scientific intelligence, embodied AI, and city LLM.
The park, covering a planned area of 3.09 square km, is the city's first industrial zone named after robotics as well as one of the largest eight smart production parks citywide.
Data shows that in 2022, Shanghai's industrial robot density was 260 units per 10,000 employees. This means that the city needs to raise the ratio by 100 units per 10,000 individuals in three years.
By geography, Pudong New Area ranks as the most unicorn-rich district in all of Shanghai, being home to 28 unicorns, or 42.4% of the total according to the Hurun list this year.
Shanghai, which already leads the nation in penetration of robots, is to build 10 industry-leading robotic brands and 100 trademark robot application scenarios by 2025, with a market size to the tune of 100 billion yuan.
The city has ramped up efforts to complement the entrepreneurial activity in AI with brainpower, exemplified by the establishment of several think tanks and research institutes devoted to AI.
He added by 2025, the city's density of industrial robots will rise further by 100 units per 10,000 residents.
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