Vietnam racing in AI development

by VNA12 April 2024 Last updated at 15:03 PM

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has proposed the Government approve a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) research, development and application by 2030.

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has proposed the Government approve a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) research, development and application by 2030.

The move is to create a boost for Vietnam’s AI industry, turning the country into a bright spot in this regard, said deputy chief of the MoST’s Department of High Technology Tran Anh Tu at the ministry’s quarterly press conference in Hanoi on April 10.

Vietnam should not stand outside the global trend of utilising AI in socio-economic development, the official explained, adding that the ministry has embarked on the building of corridor documents to facilitate the industry, especially data-related issues.

On February 2, the Government approved a national data strategy which serves as a foundation for the development of the domestic AI industry and sets the target of having 100% of the national data centres, regional data centres and national centres for large data storage and high performance computing across the country guaranteed to connect successfully.

Citing a number of relevant decisions by the Government, Deputy Minister Nguyen Hoang Giang emphasised the need for the country to ensure an open legal corridor and learn from developed nations’ experience in this field.

Digital technology development must go hand in hand with responsibility and ethics, he said.

Regarding the development of science-technology and innovation, deputy head of the MoST’s State Agency for Technology Innovation Nguyen Duc Hoang said the ministry will focus on perfecting relevant mechanisms and policies in the second quarter of this year, and expand international cooperation, both bilateral and multilateral, in this realm./.

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