The Industrial Metaverse is the future of Intelligent Manufacturing in China, according to a report in a PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) – run media outlet. China, however, has much work to do, particularly in constructing more digital infrastructure to reach that goal.

The report highlights that “BMW has introduced the NVIDIA Omniverse platform … and Boeing plans to build a virtual 3D digital twin of aircraft in the metaverse” and concludes that “this is the future form of Intelligent Manufacturing.”

Principal among these shortcomings is the need to “accelerate the construction of New Type Infrastructure and strengthen basic research on technologies such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence. The report also notes that the emergence of the Industrial Metaverse has accelerated the transformation and upgrading of Chinese manufacturing to Chinese intelligent manufacturing,” but China faces multiple shortcomings.

New Type Infrastructure is a major technical mission of China’s comprehensive digital strategy, Digital China.