Big Data has seen a swift rise in China with Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou, becoming the pilot zone for Big Data. Since gaining popularity in the country, it has seen wide applications in government management, business and daily life. In fact, there are reports of a new direct air link (flight) between Guiyang and Bengaluru, India’s Silicon Valley.
India has also been trying to improve the Indo-Sino relationship by encouraging more Indian IT companies to work with Chinese firms who are working actively in Guiyang in Big Data and artificial intelligence. According to reports while India’s trade with China in 2017 amounted to $84 billion, its trade deficit amounted to about $55 billion.
We had earlier covered a feature on how China has become a new entrant in the big data space and its continued interest in building and developing the infrastructure that could store and analyse big data. Not just big data, China has been tapping the AI and machine learning market as is evident from newer research papers and government policies that are flooding the province. And to that end, Guiyang is the perfect geographical location because of its year-round 15-degree Celcius temperature, which is crucial for this sector, as it acts as a natural coolant for high-end tech.
Guizhou has secured investments worth billions of dollars from tech giants such as Apple, Foxconn, IBM, Alibaba and Lenovo, among others.