China: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, together with 8 organizations open information barrier-free technology patents

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Alibaba, Ant Group, Kuaishou,, Tencent, Bilibili, and 360 jointly initiated the establishment of " The Information Accessibility Technology and Intellectual Property Open Working Group" announced that it will open information accessibility technology patents to the public free of charge, and the first batch of 28 patents will be opened.

It is understood that these 28 patents involve gesture operation, eye tracking, voice interaction, video playback and other technologies, and have a wealth of application scenarios in terms of ageing and helping the disabled.

The so-called "information accessibility" refers to the use of information technology to make up for differences in physical functions and environments, so that whether young or old, able-bodied or disabled, they can obtain information equally, conveniently and safely. Interaction and use of information. In September last year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China Disabled Persons’ Federation formulated and issued the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting Information Accessibility." In the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Protection and Development of Disabled Persons" issued by the State Council in July this year, information accessibility was listed as a key project.

On the morning of November 9th, under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology and Alibaba and other 7 technology companies signed a joint statement, announcing that they will open relevant patents in batches, maintain and iterate the license list; hold regularly The exchange meeting promotes the sharing and innovation of information barrier-free technology, and the application of related patents; and actively attracts new members, and strives to expand the open scale of technologies and patents.

Yu Xiaohui, president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, said that the working group will conduct forward-looking technical research on the problems of the elderly, the disabled and other groups in the use of smart products in the use of smart products, and promote information accessibility work experience Promote replication to more enterprises and accelerate the promotion of ageing and barrier-free transformation work, "let the development of information technology have both speed and temperature".

It is reported that the first three companies with the most free patents are Alibaba (11), Ant Group (9) and Kuaishou (4). Tu Jianwei, vice president of Alibaba Group, said in his speech that Alibaba must not only deepen the high technology of self-reliance and self-reliance, but also practice "good technology" that benefits everyone, takes responsibility, and is open and shared.

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