At the Beijing Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation and Development Conference on Monday, the capital’s Bureau of Economy and Information Technology issued a white paper detailing its plan for the growth of the AI industry in the city. The white paper says the city authorities plan to support businesses, universities, and research institutes to “jointly tackle key technological innovations around artificial intelligence and continue to promote the construction of an artificial intelligence innovation source with global influence.” It goes on to say that the government will “support leading enterprises to create a large model that is benchmarked against ChatGPT, build an open source framework and form a new breakthrough in the development of the artificial intelligence industry.” The paper also states that local government agencies are increasingly opening up data sources for use toward such aims, including in the fields of public service guides, finance, taxation, and urban management. [CCTV, in Chinese]