China unveils three-year action plan to promote innovative development of metaverse industry, aims to make breakthroughs in key technologies
China unveils three-year action plan to promote innovative development of metaverse industry, aims to make breakthroughs in key technologies

China unveils three-year action plan to promote innovative development of metaverse industry, aims to make breakthroughs in key technologies

 

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China has unveiled a three-year action plan to promote innovative development of its metaverse industry, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The country will step up the efforts to achieve breakthroughs in the integration of new-generation information technologies in the metaverse, such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, virtual reality, etc., and promote the deployment of key metaverse technologies, such as intelligent generation algorithms, distributed identity authentication, and the circulation of data assets, according the plan for innovative development of metaverse industry in 2023-2025 released by the Ministry of Industry and information Technology and four other government departments.

By 2025, breakthroughs should be made in metaverse technologies, industries, applications, and other areas, and the metaverse will become a significant growth pole in the digital economy, according to the plan.

China will develop key basic software, develop meta-universe-oriented operating systems and middleware, achieve breakthroughs in modeling software, drawing engine, physical simulation engine, immersive video and audio coding and decoding engine, and build a one-stop meta-universe development platform, it said.

China will make breakthroughs in high-end electronic components, accelerate the R&D and innovation of basic hardware such as graphic computing chips, high-end sensors, acoustic components and optical display devices, it said.

China aimed to cultivate three to five metaverse-related companies with global influence and build three to five industry cluster districts by 2025.