Ericsson and RMIT University to establish AI Lab in Việt Nam

Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 07:37

Ericsson and RMIT University signed the agreement to launch the RMIT & Ericsson AI Lab. — Photo courtesy of Ericsson

In the presence of the Swedish and Australian Ambassadors to Việt Nam, Ericsson and RMIT University on Friday signed an agreement to launch the RMIT & Ericsson AI Lab at RMIT's campus in Hà Nội.

The joint AI Lab initiative is an extension of the existing 5G education collaboration between RMIT and Ericsson that helps educate Vietnamese students on 5G and emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing, AR/VR and automation, enabling RMIT science, technology and engineering students to actively participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0 digital transformation journey.

The AI Lab partnership is also an industrial research and education initiative focusing on the application of artificial intelligence to Industry 4.0 initiatives enabled by the roll out of 5G in Việt Nam.

Through this initiative, Ericsson and RMIT will support industry, academia and community partners to create and implement AI solutions that will spearhead the adoption of Industry 4.0 across a multitude of industries, including energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics.

Denis Brunetti, Head of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos said: “This AI Lab builds on the previously launched 5G education collaboration with RMIT in Việt Nam and represents a significant step in building a high-tech industry-ready workforce in Việt Nam through strategic industry-academia partnerships, whilst helping further advance the start-up and innovation ecosystem across the nation.

”The 5G-ready young talent and AI applications that this collaboration expects to produce will serve to accelerate Việt Nam’s Industry 4.0 agenda, as well as its ambition to become an AI hub in ASEAN by 2030.

"Indeed, it will drive and create the next wave of sustained and inclusive socio-economic development in Việt Nam, enabled by science, technology and innovation."

Professor Claire Macken, Pro Vice-Chancellor and General Director of RMIT Vietnam added: “As part of our strategic focus, RMIT aims to contribute to an overall uplift of technological capabilities for Việt Nam to be positioned in digital industries, and the future of digital transformation.

”Our links into industry, such as this growing partnership with Ericsson, ensure graduates have the practical skills necessary to succeed in fast-evolving business environments, filling emerging skills gaps and assisting Việt Nam’s transition to a value-added economy.”

With the rapid development of technological advancements that drive increased efficiency and productivity across traditionally labor intensive industries, coupled with the shift of social focus to environmentally sustainable development, the need for digitally enabled skills and capabilities in the workforce has become an escalating priority for nations across the globe.

In Việt Nam, the Government has targeted clear objectives to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 as part of its National Strategy for Digital Transformation. — VNS

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