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HUST officially launched HUST - Naver AI Centre

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) has inaugurated its international research centre on artificial intelligence (AI).

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, Dean of School 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 “make 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, Assoc.Prof. Tung noted.

Prof. 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.

Prof. 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.

From left to right: Assoc.Prof. Huynh Quyet Thang - President of HUST, Prof. Ho Tu Bao, Prof. Le Anh Tuan - Vice Chairman of HUST Council

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.

Vietnam sets a goal of being listed in Top 4 in ASEAN and Top 50 of the world in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) research, development and application by 2030. The target was set in a National Strategy on AI Research, Development and Application by 2030 recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The strategy aims at stepping up AI research, development and application to make it an important technological industry of Vietnam.

By 2030, Vietnam will become a centre for innovation and development of AI solutions and applications in the Southeast Asian region and the world. The country aims to build 10 AI brands of high prestige in the region, develop three national centres on big data and high performance computing, and connect big data and high performance computing centres nationwide into a network and form 50 open datasets in all socio-economic fields to better serve AI research, development and application.

Established in 1956, the HUST was the first university of Vietnam in engineering and has maintained its lead in the engineering and information technology sectors through the years.

It currently has more than 34,000 under-graduate and post-graduate students and PhD candidates. In addition, the university has partnered with more than 200 universities and research institutions of 32 countries and territories./.

NDO -  VNA