The maturity and popularization of a series of new digital infrastructures such as 5G, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, blockchain, VR/AR, big data, IoT, digital twins, and cloud computing have spawned a large number of new digital economic models, including metaverse economy.

At the same time, the new digital infrastructure is quietly bringing unprecedented major changes to the traditional real economy, the most direct manifestation of which is industrial digitization and digital industrialization.

Author | Fang Wen

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Smart infrastructure helps to give birth to emerging economic formats

Smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, new-generation information technology, including emerging industries such as big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things, have empowered applications in many traditional industries and promoted the development of the real economy, which has become a major trend.

Intelligent new infrastructure provides important support for the artificial intelligence industry in terms of computing power, information connectivity, and data resources. Innovative infrastructure and converged infrastructure provide a source of power and a test field for industrial development.

The highly favorable industrial environment has accelerated the formation of a new star economic format centered on artificial intelligence.

With the help of intelligent infrastructure, cutting-edge economic formats such as digital twin cities, autonomous driving, unmanned factories, and automatic diagnosis and treatment will accelerate their maturity and provide vitality for social development.

Artificial intelligence mainly empowers traditional industries in three aspects: cost reduction, efficiency improvement, and service quality enhancement.

The construction of new infrastructure can further strengthen the industry-enabling effect of artificial intelligence.

Accelerating the construction of new infrastructure is the need for the transformation of old and new kinetic energy for economic development, and it is also an important strategic direction of Inspur.

The supply chain is moving towards digital intelligence

The digital economy is better serving the development of the real economy and reshaping the industrial process.

The abundance and convenience of digital tools have made the threshold of digitalization no longer unattainable. More and more small, medium and micro enterprises have accelerated the process of digitalization with the help of platform companies.

On the supply side, intelligent scheduling enables the production line to have extremely flexible manufacturing capabilities, which can shorten delivery time by 75% and reduce inventory by 30%.

The focus of the digital transformation of the real economy should shift from consumption to production, attach importance to the development of digital and intelligent supply chains, and expand more application scenarios combining data and reality.

In the process of digitalization of the real economy, the digital intelligent supply chain drives the integration and integration of different parts of the entire chain, reduces coordination costs, improves response speed, and expands domestic demand and deepens supply-side structural reforms.

The deep integration of artificial intelligence into the real economy is an important economic strategy in China at present. The application of intelligent technology in the real economy will drive industrial upgrading and economic transformation.

In order to promote normal economic growth, including the development of intelligent agriculture, the intelligent upgrading of manufacturing industry, the intelligent construction of intelligent industry support system and infrastructure, the intelligentization of service industry and cultural and educational industries, etc.

Intelligent computing is an important technical support for the construction of new infrastructure, and the intelligent new infrastructure of [integration of cloud and intelligence] will profoundly affect my country’s real economy.

In addition to intelligent transformation of complex industrial scenes, the new intelligent infrastructure puts forward higher requirements for industrial upgrading.

In this regard, the specific scenarios are upgraded to a set of algorithm models, which are deposited on the industrial Internet platform, so that enterprises can realize intelligent on-the-go access.

Online, digital, and intelligent are becoming new solutions to change the real economy.

AI new infrastructure develops in more detail

After the State Council issued the “New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan” in 2017, China’s artificial intelligence industry has entered a period of explosive growth.

Today, the scale of China’s artificial intelligence industry tends to be stable, capital investment is moving to the later stage, and intelligent applications are gradually deepening. China’s artificial intelligence industry is at a key node from the growth stage to the mature stage.

AI companies are gradually shifting from a model of rapid market share to intensive cultivation of the industry.

The construction of new AI infrastructure is intended to strengthen the ability of social links and provide important basic service support for the society. Strengthen core controllability by building a reliable and secure network system.

The digital industry is an unstoppable trend in the future. Digitization and intelligence complement each other and go hand in hand. Intelligence expands data accumulation, and digitization provides fuel for intelligence.

Intelligent new infrastructure will profoundly affect my country’s real economy

The construction of new AI infrastructure should also empower social governance and people’s livelihood applications. Smart governance methods and intelligent lifestyles are the ultimate results of AI new infrastructure.


For the traditional real economy, the new digital infrastructure brings both opportunities and challenges. Only by actively embracing the new digital infrastructure and actively seeking business digital transformation can traditional enterprises share the new dividends of the digital infrastructure in the new era and form their own Competitive barriers and technology moats.