Director of Information Technology Development Department, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: Blockchain and other technologies have achieved good results in response to epidemics and resumption of production

According to People's Daily News, on the 25th, the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism held a press conference to introduce information technology prevention and control, resumption of work and production, and the development of SMEs. Xie Shaofeng, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and director of the Department of Information Technology Development, said that in the response to the epidemic and the resumption of work, new-generation information technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain have been successfully applied, achieving good results. With the help of new technologies, some medical institutions carry out accurate and efficient surveillance and analysis of outbreaks, virus tracing, patient tracking, and community management.

In terms of resumption of work and production, some localities have promoted new models and new formats such as unmanned production, remote operation and maintenance, and online services to accelerate the restoration of manufacturing capacity. During the epidemic, artificial intelligence technology played an important role. According to incomplete statistics, more than 20 artificial intelligence systems have been applied to hundreds of hospitals across the country.