HA NOI, VIET NAM - Media OutReach - 4 November 2019 - HCM
City uses artificial intelligence as a foundation for industry 4.0 and becoming
a smart city.
to Viet Nam National University-Ho
City, to enhance the use
of AI, having high-quality human resource with the capacity to understand the
latest technologies and innovations is very important.
The city has many
universities and science research institutes which could foster training
and research to remain abreast of the latest technologies and help build an AI
A pioneer in training in and
research into AI in the city, the VNUHCM invested nearly VNĐ7 billion
(US$301,372) to set up an AI lab at its one-member University of Science for
research into advanced machine learning methodologies, speech translation into
Vietnamese, bio-informatics and others.
The lab, set up in 2008,
researches text-to-speech and speech-to-text.
The first AI lab in southern
set up an IoT-Robotics Club, has organised many free online and offline
training courses on basic Python and website programming.
The VNUHCM's University of Technology also began a project in 2016
to develop crowdsourcing
for data collection and providing traffic warnings in the city over mobile
phones by 2020 as part an IT application programme to reduce traffic
After software is developed,
it will be offered to the city Department of Transport for trialing.
The VNUHCM's Geomatics
Centre has collaborated with the city Steering Centre for the Urban Flood
Control Programme for a programme on standardising data and analysing the
city's satellite images.
More about VNUHCM
Situated in the city's
eastern region, the VNUHCM was established in 1995 as one of the country's two
national universities the Government designated to develop into centres to
train undergraduates and postgraduates, carry out research, transfer
technologies, and lead the higher education system.
It has 36 units under it for
training, doing research and transferring technologies, including its seven
member universities- the University of
of Science, University
of Social Sciences and Humanities, International University,
University of Information
of Economics and Law, and
An Giang University- and one Institute for Environment and Resources.
The university's target is to
become one of the 100 leading universities in Asia