Viet Nam looks to become AI hub in ASEAN by 2030

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 07:07

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The Vietnamese Government has issued a national strategy on the research, development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) till 2030 with a view to gradually turning Viet Nam into an innovation and AI hub in ASEAN and the world.

Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy said the strategy aims for Viet Nam to be among four leading countries in ASEAN and 50 nations globally in terms of AI research, development and application by 2030; build 10 prestigious AI trademarks in the region; and develop three national big data and high-performance computing centres.

By 2030, Viet Nam will set up 50 interconnected open databases in economic sectors in service of the effort.

To such end, the country is fine-tuning legal documents and creating a legal framework regarding AI, as well as promoting international cooperation in the field.

Further attention should be paid to human resources training and building databases that are synchronous with computing infrastructure.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out nearly two years ago, the application of AI in healthcare in Viet Nam has become a bright spot in the world. AI has helped ease burdens on medical workers and anti-pandemic forces through tracing apps and epidemiological maps.

The Ha Noi University of Science and Technology officially debuted an international centre on AI under the model of a mixed international research centre. It is expected to conduct basic studies and create “Make in Viet Nam” core technologies.

Prof. Ho Tu Bao, director of the centre, said the digital environment was creating invaluable opportunities to develop the country and master important technologies, including AI.

Minister Duy said construction on the National Innovation Centre began at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park to support the start-up system in Viet Nam, contributing to renewing the country’s growth model based on advanced technologies. — VNS

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