|The regular press conference of the first quarter held by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — Photo congthuong.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) are planning a number of seminars to better understand artificial intelligence (AI).
The information was given at a press conference held by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bùi Thế Duy said that the introduction of AI could create a huge gap between the leading countries and those left behind.
The rise of ChatGPT and Open AI is just the beginning. It is forecasted that many products in the development process could come into play in the near future.
AI-related majors have been opened in Vietnamese universities with a high entry score.
Short-term training programmes of businesses, corporations, and companies in the field of AI are opened continuously for employees to adapt.
With such rapid development, Deputy Minister Bùi Thế Duy said that MoST would organise seminars focusing on issues this year such as understanding how to apply AI, as well as legal and ethical issues to ensure responsible use of AI.
The deputy minister acknowledged that the products launched by AI applications were numerous and fast.
The legal corridors have not kept pace with the development of science and technology. Some issues have arisen in some countries such as banning ChatGPT as well as legal and ethical concerns.
Therefore, in the set strategy, MoST will ask agencies to focus on training in skills to deal with AI this year.
The Prime Minister signed Decision 2117/QĐ-TTg at the end of 2020 to promulgate a list of prioritised technologies for research, development and application to actively participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
In the field of digital technology, the priority list of technologies includes AI; Internet of Things; big data; blockchain; and cloud computing. Among them, MoST identified AI as the top priority technology.
The ministry advised the Government to issue the National Strategy on Research, Development and Application of Artificial Intelligence until 2030 in January 2021.
Immediately after the strategy was issued, MoST set out a plan to deploy the development of national AI technology.
Up to now, the promotion and communication of AI has been widely deployed, partly helping people understand what AI is and how it contributes to life.
Hà Nội to manage Hòa Lạc Hi-tech Park
Meanwhile, the MoST is closely coordinating with the Hà Nội People's Committee and relevant ministries and agencies to build and complete the project on transferring Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park to be managed by the capital city of Hà Nội.
Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park, established in 1998, is expected to become a miniature economic model of Việt Nam in the future, and a smart eco-science and technology city.
However, despite attracting 104 projects, with about 30,000 employees working here, after more than two decades of establishment, Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park still has a lot of wasteland.
Explaining the cause of this situation, Deputy Minister Duy said that there were many reasons why the hi-tech park had not developed as expected.
The hi-tech park was selective in investment, not in full development like the industrial park model, he explained.
In addition, with a limited land fund in the capital city, the site clearance has taken a long time.
The deputy minister said: “Hòa Lạc Hi-tech Park was initially managed by MoST because the goal was core technology, mainly for research centres and universities.
"To attract experts to work, the traffic from the city centre must be convenient or there must be accommodation nearby for them. But at present, it is difficult to travel by motorbike or bus every day. We are also having to deal with many difficulties.
“We believe that when Hà Nội takes over Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park and maintains the spirit of developing the core technology park, there will be investments in more public transport systems and more convenient roads to the park, as well as developing the surrounding urban area to become a science - technology - culture - education urban area." — VNS