Zhejiang Lab

Zhejiang Lab and its Hard Core Technologies at the WIC









After its debut at the World Internet Conference 2017 and revealing its research results at the Light of Internet Expo in 2018, this year Zhejiang Lab again brings multiple research achievements to Wuzhen. The exhibition displays the four major research directions of the lab: intelligent perception, intelligent computing, intelligent network, and intelligent systems. The research covers areas including artificial intelligence algorithms and platforms, industrial internet security, smart ocean, intelligent healthcare, and autopilot systems. Most of these achievements are now being unveiled to the public for the first time.

Artificial intelligence is more than just algorithms, data, and computing power. From a scientific perspective, true artificial intelligence comes from an acute awareness of the surrounding environment, which is thus an important research area for the artificial intelligence research effort in Zhejiang Lab. In the area of intelligent perception, and in response to the national maritime strategy, the lab has taken advantage of Zhejiang’s maritime economy to begin its research on distributed fiber-optic hydrophone systems. The project is led by Professor Rao Yunjiang, who is the chief scientist at the lab’s Super Perception Research Center and an IEEE/OSA/SPIE Fellow. The project aims to develop a new distributed fiber-optic hydrophone system with independent intellectual property rights, support marine observation, marine resources exploration and marine hazards forecasts with cutting edge technologies, and open up possibilities for water-wide observation. The seismometer developed by the research team, based on the ultra-sensitive distributed fiber-optic acoustic sensing (uDAS) system, has been successfully used in multiple oil fields, broken the in-mine optics fiber technology bottleneck, and improved the equipment and techniques used in seismic exploration.

Before artificial intelligence can be used in different areas, it is crucial to develop essential artificial intelligence technologies, lay a solid foundation through basic research, and quickly apply these technologies to different areas. At the Light of Internet Expo, Zhejiang Lab reveals its three achievements in building artificial intelligence platforms: artificial intelligence model training and computing frameworks, deep model recombination and knowledge-generating frameworks, and intelligent video analyzing platforms and algorithms. This open-source artificial intelligence development platform will be launched at the AIIA artificial intelligence developer conference earlier in November.

In the area of intelligent internet, Zhejiang Lab reveals its industrial control devices with endogenous security features, based on the mimic active defense theory. These devices include mimic industrial controllers, mimic monitoring software and mimic gateway. Led by Academicians Sun Youxian and Guo Jiangxing Zhejiang Lab has begun the development of a new-generation industrial control system security testing device in response to the national cyber development strategy and the national manufacturing industry development strategy. The device is mainly comprised of three systems: the security testing verification and mimic industrial control system, the digital twin modeling system, and the management control and monitoring assessment system. This will be applied in major industrial and civil infrastructure systems such as power, refining and chemicals, transport, and public utilities, to build a large industrial control system security testing device that consists of 150 thousand physical nodes, one million physical nodes, and eighty digital twin models, and can support ten mainstream control platforms across the world. The device, with its large size, will provide a high goodness-of-fit and a high degree of authenticity and security, support the security of processes for key industrial infrastructure devices, and provide device protection for security attack and defense drills, key technology development, new technology and new device testing, and the formation of standard systems.

In the field of intelligent systems and intelligent healthcare, the multi-center intelligent medical information technology platform of Zhejiang Lab is an intelligent information technology platform for collaborative analysis of multi-center, interdisciplinary medical data. Today, it provides features such as distributed and multi-center data fusion analysis. The platform, while ensuring the security of clinical data, can effectively help researchers to conduct studies that rely on data collected from multiple institutions and thereby improve the size and quality of medical research. The establishment of the platform will help further break the barrier to data sharing between different medical institutions, better integrate fragmented clinic data from multiple constitutions, and assist clinical decision making and improve medical performance. Today, the multi-center intelligent medical information technology platform has finished cleaning and writing data from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Cancer Hospital and has converted more than 3TB of clinical data, including real clinical records of 10.99 million patients. The platform will gradually incorporate data from other major 3A hospitals in Zhejiang, including the Women’s Hospital of the School of Medicine of Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Hospital.

At the Light of Internet Expo, Zhejiang Lab also brings its latest developments such as scientific devices for quantum measurement, micro/nano optical fiber based touch perception systems, brain-like computing chips, optical switching chips, millimeter-wave radars and perception chips, intelligent big data visual analysis platforms, intelligent searching over the internet space, and virtual training fields for autopilot systems.

During the following days in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Lab will continue to join forums such as the industrial internet forum, the financial technology forum, and the 5G forum. The lab will also be communicating with experts, scholars and corporate representatives on building a shared future of the internet space.