In order to implement President XI’s important instructions of "Insisting on the Tight Binding of military theory and technology", and initiated by LI Deyi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE), chairman of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence(CAAI), honorary chairman of the Chinese Academy of Command and Control(CICC), researcher of the Institute of Systems Engineering of the Academy of Military Sciences, the CAAI, CICC and the Institute of Systems Engineering of the Academy of Military Sciences jointly hosted the Spring Festival Symposium on "Technology Integration and Innovation" in Beijing on February 5, 2018. More than 40 expert representatives from Academy of Military Sciences PLA China, Military Commission Organs, National Defence University of People's Liberation Army, Army Research Institute, Naval Research Institute, Air Force Research Institute, Rocket Army Research Institute and related fields attended the symposium. They are Academician Xuejun YANG, Academician Xicheng LU, Academician Deyi LI, Academician Aiguo FEI, Academician Hao DAI, Academician Changxiang SHEN, Academician Xiangke LIAO, Academician Quan YU, Academician Hao YIN, Academician Shafei WANG, etc.
On July 19, 2017, Comrade Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, awarded the military flag, and delivered training speech to the newly-adjusted Academy of Military Sciences PLA China, National Defence University of People's Liberation Army, and National University of Defense Technology. President Xi stressed that the Academy of Military Sciences PLA China is the fist power of the military scientific research of the whole army. It is necessary to adapt to the new system and new requirements of military scientific research work, to adhere to the close integration of military theory and military technology, to make innovations in the organization mode of military scientific research work, to promote collaborative innovation, to develop modern military science, and to strive to build a world-class military scientific research institution.
The meeting was presided over by Academician Deyi LI, and Dean Qingzong WANG of the Institute of Systems Engineering of the Academy of Military Sciences delivered a speech on behalf of the organizer. The leading experts at the conference discussed and exchanged ideas on " The Understanding of Xi Jinping's Military Thought in the New Era ", "The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the New Military Revolution", and " Innovation of Intelligent Command and Control Theory in New Era ", and talked about the future intelligent war.
The event was jointly organized by two national first-level associations and the Academy of Military Sciences PLA China. It is a model innovation that not only ensures the seriousness and standardization of the organization of the event, but also the openness and impartiality of academic exchanges, which perfectly reflect the integration of military and civilian, and collaborative innovation. Therefore, we can make further explorations for the in-depth development of military and civilian integration in the field of military technology, and build useful foundation for China's the development of military intellectualization.