Vietnam’s first AI research centre launched in Hanoi

Thursday, 2021-04-01 11:16:12
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NDO – Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST) officially launched HUST - Naver AI Centre at HUST on March 31.

The centre has been established under the model of a mixed international research centre which is jointly invested in and run by HUST and Naver Group from the Republic of Korea.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Director of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology under HUST said that in the long term, the AI Centre will serve as the place to connect domestic and international AI operators to deploy basic research and to create “made in Vietnam” core technologies.

The centre will also focus on promoting AI applications in various industries and areas to accelerate digital transformation and boost the 4.0 industrial revolution in Vietnam, Tung noted.

Professor Ho Tu Bao, one of the most prestigious Vietnamese scientists in the field of AI and machine learning, was appointed as the science director of the AI Centre.

Bao shared that the digital environment is creating an invaluable opportunity for the country to develop which requires the establishment of excellent scientific centresto master important technologies, and HUST - Naver AI Centre is such a hub.

The centre has more than 50 scientists from HUST and other experts from universities, institutes and technology groups in the areas related to AI and AI application.