ed China’s digital economy had reached more than 27 trillion yuan ($4 trillio
n) in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 20.3 percent, accounting for nearly 33 percent of GDP.
Lu said the growth rate of the number of people working as new media operators in 2017 was mo
re than 10 times that of 2013. The growth comes as more consumers turn from mass media to new me
dia, which provides more information, is faster, has a more diversified presentation and cheaper cost.
Algorithm engineers, in particular, grew at exponential rates. More than fi
ve times as many people worked as algorithm engineers in 2017 than 2013, he said.
“Algorithm is the foundation for artificial intelligence. AI has started to integrate with other industr
ies and already had been successfully implemented in AI plus marketing, finance and assisted medical dia
gnosis. AI engineers will have more value as AI becomes more closely tied with more businesses,” Lu said.
The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
ad conditions. Test results under different road conditions are supposed to reflec
t the adaptability and technical mobility of the autonomous driving technology.
Expected to be one of the most important autonomous vehicle mark
ets by accounting group KPMG early this year, China has conducted road tests in a raft of its m
unicipalities and provinces, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangdong.
As China’s center of scientific and technological innovation, Beijing has been a pioneer in developing self-driving technology.
The country’s first self-driving road test report notes that the capital is scheduled to scale up tests. It cites a plan that aims to have te
st areas of 500 square kilometers and 2,000 km of open roads for testing intelligent-connected vehicles by 2022.
Data show that since February 2018, Beijing has opened 44 roads, totaling 123 km for road tests.
As of the end of 2018, the capital had 54 registered autonom
ous-driving vehicles, accounting for more than 50 percent of the total nationwide.
Taking a step requires just one second for a typical person. But not for Gao Ziren, whose paral
yzed left leg requires him to first move a crutch forward before his leg, and then balance himself.
For 42 years, Gao, a teacher at Lixin village primary school in a mountainous area of East China’s Jiangxi province, has walked th
is way between his home, the school and his students’ homes. Over the course of his career, he has worn out more than 60 crutches.
Gao, 60, was born in a mountainous area of Meiling township, Wanli district of Nancha
ng. After coming down with polio at the age of 1, his left leg suffered muscular atrophy, which left him unable to walk normally.
He did not give up, relying instead on his mental strength to finish his studies from primary school through high school.
He started his career in 1977 when a village official visited him about being a teacher in the village, as one of the two teachers the
re had left. Gao agreed to take the position, as he knew the importance of a teacher to students, especially those like him.