This morning, 31/3, Polytechnic University together with Naver Corporation of Korea launched the Center for International Research on Artificial Intelligence, under the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (SoICT).
Established under the model of a mixed international research center, whereby the two sides will jointly invest in building and operating the center for the purpose of developing intensive background research and training highly qualified human resources. in the field of AI
This also promises to be a place to connect AI research units nationwide, while strengthening links and cooperation with strong academic and industrial AI centers in the world. Its mission in addition to implementing basic research to create core technologies “Make in Vietnam” also focuses on developing AI applications in different industries and fields to contribute to accelerating the transformation process. Industry 4.0 and development in Vietnam.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son (left) and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy (right) attended and spoke at the event.
Attending and speaking at the event, Mr. Hoang Minh Son, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, emphasized the need for the center’s navigational capacity and said that it is time for Vietnam to change and adapt. to the world, by leading change. He also expects the center to strive to become one of the leading AI centers in Vietnam.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy also suggested and wished that the center would soon realize and put AI research into practical application, in the immediate future in fields such as security and defense. people’s health care and environmental resource management.
Sharing online at the ceremony, Mr. Choi In Hyuk, CEO of Naver Group said: “We are impressed by the development of Vietnam’s IT industry over the years and see that Vietnam has a lot of potential to expand high-level talent training in artificial intelligence.”
“The establishment of the Center for International Research on Artificial Intelligence strongly demonstrates the determination of Hanoi Polytechnic University in developing high-level research and training in key technology fields, to meet demand for socio-economic development of the country “, Associate Professor Huynh Quyet Thang, Rector of Hanoi University of Technology, affirmed.
In terms of human resources, the Center currently has more than 50 scientists from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and a number of leading experts from schools / institutes and technology groups in the fields related to AI and application, such as: machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, optimization, smart network, biomedical informatics, smart software technology … And one of the prestigious Vietnamese scientists Top credits in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, GS. Ho Tu Bao, has been appointed the Center’s Science Director.
The Center for International Research on Artificial Intelligence is located on the 10th floor of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Technology.
Regarding partner Naver, this is one of the famous technology corporations in the world, known as “Google of Korea”. In Korea, Naver has a great influence when owning a search engine accounting for 75% of the market share, surpassing global platforms like Google. The group is also cooperating with government agencies in this country to build an AI ecosystem in the development of education, transportation, and health care … Since 2019, Naver has started the project ” Global AI R&D Belt “, with the purpose of technology exchange and exchange beyond borders. By the end of 2019, this group built the European Naver Labs in France, including the world’s four leading AI research institutes. In mid-2020, Naver started to expand this belt in Vietnam.
In addition to opening Naver’s first AI research and training center in Vietnam, this Korean conglomerate also commits to invest and provide Hanoi University of Technology students with the most optimal study programs. The group’s leading AI experts. Naver will give students, interns and graduate students the opportunity to study and work at Naver Labs through scholarships and work opportunities in Korea and Europe. The Group is also committed to assisting researchers, lecturers and students of Hanoi Polytechnic with their professional development through exchange programs and scientific conferences.