The Ministry of Planning and Investment accompanies the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival 2022

The Ministry of Planning and Investment accompanies the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival 2022

25/09/2022
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Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day 2022 (AI4VN 2022) officially takes place in 02 days from September 22-23, 2022. This is the fourth time "Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival" has been held and since the second year up to now, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is the agency accompanying the Ministry of Science and Technology to organize the annual event. this case.  

Lễ công bố danh sách đơn vị được đầu tư AI Tech Matching. Ảnh: Vnexpress
Announcement ceremony of the list of units invested in AI Tech Matching. Photo: Vnexpress

This year's AI4VN 2022 festival has the theme "AI recovers the economy, shapes the future" with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Planning and Investment Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc and representatives of Government agencies, diplomatic agencies, international organizations and businesses, the community of experts and leading scientists in the field of artificial intelligence domestically and internationally. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat said: “AI4VN 2022 is organized with the aim of promoting AI research, creation and application, contributing to solving challenging problems in the world. socio-economic development, help Vietnamese enterprises apply new technologies, improve competitiveness. This is an opportunity to exchange and share experiences, give initiatives and recommendations to build and develop the AI community and ecosystem, gradually turning Vietnam into a bright spot in research, development and innovation. application of artificial intelligence in the region and in the world”. 

Bộ Trưởng Huỳnh Thành Đạt phát biểu khai mạc. Ảnh Giang Huy
Minister Huynh Thanh Dat delivered the opening speech. Photo of Giang Huy

From the perspective of a macro-aggregator, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc discussed at the opening session highly of the selection of the topic "AI to restore the economy, shape the future": This is an advanced approach that puts technology in a macro context to recognize and evaluate the role of technology in affecting economic activities of enterprises in particular and the economy in general. The Deputy Minister also said: “AI technology has become increasingly essential in all aspects of life in Vietnam, strongly and positively applied, especially in fields such as smart cities, health care, etc. insurance, smart agriculture, environmental technology... A number of large enterprises have built and developed AI research and development centers in Vietnam, attracting many of the world's leading experts in this field. come to work. At the same time, there have been quite a few innovative start-ups applying AI technology in new products and services, promising to be competitive forces in the international market in the field of AI. ". 

From the perspective of economic development, Ms. Ngoc said that these are important foundations for Vietnam's AI research, development and application in the future, contributing to solving problems in economic development. society and support Vietnamese enterprises to improve their competitiveness.

Thứ trưởng Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc phát biểu trong buổi lễ khai mạc. Ảnh: Vnexpress
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc spoke at the opening ceremony. Photo: Vnexpress

Recognizing the important role of AI in promoting Vietnamese businesses to develop, improving people's quality of life and promoting socio-economic growth, representatives from corporations, centers and large enterprises domestic and foreign countries such as the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, Australia, FPT, VINAI, etc. shared the same opinion in the seminar that it is necessary to promote the application of AI technology in practice in Vietnam more especially, in businesses, organizations and individuals in all industries and fields of activity. 

Tọa đàm Kinh nghiệm ứng dụng trí tuệ nhân tạo từ doanh nghiệp. Ảnh: Vnexpress
Seminar on Artificial intelligence application experience from enterprises. Photo: Vnexpress

Also within the framework of the program, AI4VN Festival had many activities to connect the artificial intelligence community such as AI Tech Matching activities between potential AI projects and large enterprises; AI Tech Awards are for projects that have solutions using AI technology with high application value; or AI application exhibition in life attracting dozens of large domestic enterprises and corporations with hundreds of AI technology solutions that have been tested or applied on commercialized products.

Phó Thủ tướng Vũ Đức Đam cùng đoàn đại biểu tham quan các gian hàng tại AI4VN 2022. Ảnh Vnexpress
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and the delegation visited the booths at AI4VN 2022. Photo Vnexpress

At the ceremony to announce the list of units invested in AI Tech Matching, the National Innovation Center awarded the "Startup Support Package" award to businesses with outstanding achievements in AI application and camaraderie. Connecting to support working space for 6 months, supporting the connection of domestic and international investment funds, participating in incubation and acceleration activities implemented by NIC in collaboration with partners. 

Giám đốc Trung tâm Đổi mới sáng tạo Quốc Gia Vũ Quốc Huy trao giải tại Lễ công bố đơn vị được đầu tư AI Tech Matching. Ảnh Vnexpress
Director of the National Innovation Center Vu Quoc Huy presented the award at the Announcement Ceremony of AI Tech Matching invested unit. Photo Vnexpress

Summarizing the Festival, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that Vietnam needs to make a lot of efforts in the process of applying artificial intelligence to life, because human resources are still lacking; training has not really met the needs of domestic and foreign technology companies in Vietnam. 

Affirming that Vietnam is having a realistic view, following the trend of the world and science, he said that we need to be more drastic and stronger in promoting the application of AI in life. Vietnam needs to train AI human resources to expand, which means not only for talented people, good people, people working in the field of AI, information technology... but also for everyone, in all other fields. . "In the past, we talked about erasing information technology, now it's AI," said the Deputy Prime Minister. Accordingly, he wishes to bring AI into schools so that all children can access it early.

Phó Thủ tướng Vũ Đức Đam phát biểu tổng kết Ngày hội. Ảnh Vnexpress
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam delivered a speech summarizing the Festival. Photo Vnexpress

Evaluating the Festival's activities, he commented that this year there are many products from not only large and prestigious enterprises but also small businesses or AI technology projects from individual research groups. "It shows that AI technology is becoming more and more essential and solves many problems in Vietnam," said the Deputy Prime Minister. 

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