Academician Wu Hequan: 5g will surely produce new applications that are unimaginable

 Academician Wu Hequan: 5g will surely produce new applications that are unimaginable

Editor Li Wei

5g is bound to produce new applications that are unimaginable.

Wu Hequan, academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering, predicted on June 20 at the 2020 (20th) annual meeting of Chinese enterprise future stars and China entrepreneur ecology conference hosted by China Entrepreneur magazine that the new infrastructure will bring Chinas economy to a new era.

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Academician Wu Hequan said that the central economic working conference held in December 2018 proposed the concept of new infrastructure for the first time. In novel coronavirus pneumonia, the new infrastructure became a hot social word in the first half of 2020. On April 20 this year, the national development and Reform Commission made clear the scope of the new infrastructure, which can be divided into three categories: information infrastructure, integration infrastructure and innovation infrastructure.

The information infrastructure includes communication network infrastructure (5g, Internet of things, industry, Internet, Satellite Internet), new technology infrastructure (artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain) and computing infrastructure (data center, Intelligent Computing Center).

Wu Hequan divides the new generation of information infrastructure (digital infrastructure) from infrastructure to application into five layers: telecom operators, IDC service providers, public / private cloud service providers, industrial Internet platform suppliers and industrial Internet platform application enterprises.

Industrial Internet is the road for the development of enterprises, and the digital transformation of enterprises in the new era requires the development of industrial Internet. Wu Hequan judges.


According to Academician Wu Hequan, one of the reasons why 5g is proposed to develop industrial Internet is that its high bandwidth, low delay and wide connection lay the foundation for industrial Internet; the other reason is the development of edge computing.

Unlike cloud computing, which requires data to be transmitted to the cloud for computing and then returned, edge computing is characterized by directly computing at local terminals. The advantage of edge computing is that it doesnt need to upload all the data, so it can react quickly, which is necessary for scenarios such as the Internet of vehicles and VR / AR that need real-time computing. At the same time, edge computing can reduce the pressure on the central cloud, while the cost is only 39% of the single level cloud.

IDC, the worlds most famous research institution, predicts that more than 50% of the data will be processed on the edge side in the future. In 2020, edge computing will account for 18% of IOT infrastructure spending.

5g, edge computing, cloud computing are also combining with IOT. In the past, the Internet of things sensors all over the world get a lot of data for us, but if all of them are transmitted to the background for analysis, it will take longer and the bandwidth will be insufficient.

And 5g has solved this problem well. The data can be sent to the background for analysis through 5g high-speed network in the first time, and the efficiency of the Internet of things is greatly improved. In this case, the AI and IOT in the cloud add up to become the aiot, and the traditional Internet of things is also upgraded to the intelligent network.

At the same time, AI chips can also be installed in HD cameras, UAVs and other terminals, so that AI in the terminal and the Internet of things are combined.

On the clouds

During this epidemic, cloud economy has been developed, such as cloud office, cloud classroom, cloud business, cloud recruitment, cloud signing, etc. After the epidemic, cloud applications will still be popular in the future. Wu Hequan said.

At TOC end, Wu Hequan gave an example of cloud game. Previously, to play large-scale games on mobile phones, you need high configuration hardware, but this still has a gap in experience with running such games on computers. Cloud games turn the mobile phone into a simple terminal. Through 5g network, a lot of work such as game rendering is done in the cloud, so that the mobile phone can also smoothly run large-scale games.

Similar applications can also be extended to cloud desktop and many other applications. According to some data, by 2023, Chinas cloud game market will be more than 100 billion, and by 2022, the cloud education market will be more than 300 billion.

Of course, there is more room for industrial applications. Wu Hequan said. He takes the car assembly process as an example. If he brings a 5g + Ar glasses to the workers and connects them to the cloud network, even a worker who cant repair the car can operate step by step according to the improvement of AR glasses to realize automatic assembly.

The practice of Jiangling Automobile shows that after using 5g + Ar glasses, the assembly efficiency of workers is increased by 40% and the error rate is reduced by 72%.

5g + Ar has also been used by Shanghai COMAC in the assembly of aircraft. After the arrival of large parts such as wings and fuselages from all over the country, these parts need to be accurately connected, which in the past requires highly skilled and experienced engineers. After the entry of AR glasses, this efficiency will also be greatly improved.

In fact, cloud computing, AI, machine vision and other applications in industrial detection are more direct and common. According to the statistics of prospective research institute, more than 3.5 million workers conduct visual inspection on the production line every day in China, but the accuracy of manual inspection is not high. However, if the industrial HD video is connected to the central cloud through 5g and edge computing, and analyzed with AI, the machine vision ability has surpassed that of human beings.

Cloud computing, 5G and other technology application scenarios also include updated e-commerce experience, intelligent diagnosis, environmental monitoring combined with UAV and AI, collaborative design in other places, etc.

In terms of process optimization, shangyun is bringing tangible benefits to the digital transformation of enterprises.

Suzhou GCL, which has the highest market share of photovoltaic chips in the world, analyzes thousands of production parameters in 0.2mm silicon chip production by using the industrial brain developed by Ali, finds 60 key parameters, optimizes the production process, improves the yield by 1%, and can increase profits of hundreds of millions of yuan every year.

In Trina Solar, cloud computing is used to analyze the business process and manufacturing process of photovoltaic cells, build a data analysis model, find out the key factors of screen printing, and the optimized A-product rate has increased by 7%.

In Hangzhou Zhongce, which has an annual output of more than 50 million tires, the company purchases thousands of tons of rubber blocks from around the world every day. After introducing them into the industrial brain, it has found the key link to improve the mixing rubber, which increases the average qualified rate by 3% - 5% and the annual profit by tens of millions of yuan.

Another application direction is the replacement of robot for human. Huaweis global industry outlook predicts that by 2025, every 10000 manufacturing employees in the world will work together with 103 robots, which means that they will replace a considerable part of human resources, and 14% of households will have home intelligent robots.

Unexpected 5g

At the same time, Wu emphasized the application and development of blockchain technology.

In October 2019, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that the integrated application of block chain technology played an important role in the new technological innovation and industrial transformation. We should regard the block chain as an important breakthrough in the core technology of independent innovation, clear the main direction of attack, increase investment, focus on tackling a number of key core technologies, and accelerate the technology and industry creation of block chain. New developments.

Wu Hequan believes that the blockchain technology of single point initiation, network wide broadcasting, cross examination and joint accounting can be applied to the traceability of products. In this way, there is a block in every link of product production, storage, quality inspection, transportation, etc. to record the information in detail. As long as the user scans his mobile phone, he will know where the product comes from.

The world economic forum forecasts that by 2025, 10% of global GDP will be stored in the blockchain industry. McKinsey expects to use blockchain in supply chain or trade finance, which can bring 17 billion to 20 billion US dollars of value to global financial institutions and enterprises in a year.

Wu Hequan also cited blockchain as an example of supply chain financial transformation. Small and micro enterprises are faced with the problem of loan difficulty, because they do not have real estate collateral, nor rich bank credit records. Now they can use semi-finished products and finished products produced by small and micro enterprises to set 5g cameras in the warehouse, and at the same time, block chain management can turn the real estate into temporary real estate for mortgage and obtain bank loans.

Wu Hequan said that 5g has played a role as a fusion agent for industrial technology and information technology. He also believed that the new business form of mobile communication is born after the network capacity is available.

Throughout the past 2G to 4G process: 3G began in 2007 in China, under its influence, there were smart phones, wechat, meituan, Weibo, mobile e-commerce and so on; 4G started in 2013 in China, and then there was the prosperity of mobile payment, bike sharing, social e-commerce, short video and other applications. A lot of applications are not thought of at all when licensing.

5g is bound to produce new applications that are still unimaginable. Wu Hequan said.