Experts discuss using AI to recover from pandemic

Friday, Aug 21, 2020 07:58

Experts speak at the seminar. — Photo

HA NOI — A kick-off seminar for the 2020 Viet Nam Artificial Intelligence day (AI4VN) was held in Ha Noi on Tuesday.

Participants discussed using AI to restore the operations of enterprises in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy said this was the opening event in the series of annual AI4VN events, playing an important role in promoting the AI industry in Viet Nam.

“The organisation of the event in the context of COVID-19 aims to promptly provide information for enterprises to stabilise production and recover broken chains in the supply of goods, thereby ensuring employment for employees,” said Duy.

The event also aimed at promoting online system platforms and digital transformation, which were increasingly widely applied in the trend of the 4.0 revolution, said the deputy minister.

Nguyen Thanh Lam, director of the applied products division of VinAI Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, gave an example that when launching a Vsmart, VinAI Research produced FaceID technology instead of spending a huge amount of money to buy this technology from the US or China.

Nguyen Xuan Phong, an expert on AI research at Canadian Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute, said AI had developed in the world for a long time, led by North America with big technology companies. The next wave came from Germany and Japan.

There was still plenty of room for AI in Viet Nam and AI could make its way through every industry, he said.

“It is important to have a key national strategy, selecting strengths in agriculture, health, agro-forestry and fisheries to promote," said Phong.

Al has been included in the list of high technology prioritised for investment and development in Viet Nam since 2014.

The Government has determined this is one of the key and breakthrough technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, which is necessary to conduct research, but there has been a lack of specific contents to promote its development.

The Ministry of Science and Technology issued a plan to implement research and development of AI in 2018.

The plan aims to link the parties to develop, research, deploy and apply Al technology, promote the technology development in key and advantageous fields. — VNS

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