Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC to put forth program on building AI application ecosystem

Ho Chi Minh City will roll out a programme on building an ecosystem of artificial intelligence (AI) application for 2019-2020, heard a press conference in the Vietnamese southern metropolis on September 17.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

According to Duong Anh Duc, Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications, since 2018, the city has proposed and issued mechanisms and policies on AI research and application in production, daily activities and smart city building.

In 2019 and 2020, the southern hub plans to launch a contest aiming to seek solutions of AI application in management and production in knowledge-intensive sectors, thus bringing about high economic benefits, he said.

The official said the city will identify priorities in AI application such as transport, health care, high-tech agriculture, tourism, environment, water supply and sewage, and electricity in order to overcome challenges to urbanization.

Duc told the press conference that the municipal People’s Committee and the World Bank will co-organise an international seminar on domestic and international experience in AI research and application, and recommendations for HCMC in this regard, on September 25.

The seminar is expected to see the participation of many domestic and foreign experts and managers, including those from the WB, Singapore and Microsoft Group.

A training course will also be held on September 26 to improve the knowledge and awareness of local managers and officials about AI.

VNA

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