AI Day 2022 kicked off, seeking ways to develop AI industry in Vietnam hinh anh 1VinAI Research Founding Director & CEO Bui Hai Hung presents flowers to speakers, and partners accompanying AI Day 2022 (Photo: VNA).
Hanoi (VNA) – Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day 2022 officially opened in Hanoi on August 26, attended by both leading Vietnamese and foreign AI experts.

The two-day event is organised by VinAI Research - the tech arm of Vingroup, the biggest conglomerate of Vietnam, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the National Innovation Centre.

It brings together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange on how AI is transforming societies, economies, and the environment.

Under the theme of ‘Empower the Future’, AI Day 2022 features three tracks: AI for Global Equality, AI for Sustainable Development, and AI for Safety.

Specifically, during the discussion on AI and Sustainable Development, speakers analyse the social and environmental impacts of designing, developing and implementing AI systems. From a macro perspective, this session is expected to explore the opportunities and challenges brought by AI with an ambition to change lives across the globe.

On the topic of ‘AI and Safety,’ speakers are expected to scrutinise the development and enhancement of reliable and precise AI systems.

Meanwhile, the discussion on AI and Global Equality compares the differences between Vietnam and the world in the research and application of technology in general and artificial intelligence in particular.

Bui Hai Hung, Founding Director and CEO of VinAI Research, said: “After two successful years held online, AI DAY 2022 returns in both online and offline formats. We are extremely excited to welcome, in person, some of the best and brightest minds in the AI industry. This is also a great chance for the unique profiles in the Vietnamese AI community to meet and discuss with seniors and colleagues worldwide.”

The two-day event features keynote presentations from industry leaders, expert panel discussions covering the topics that matter in AI today, casual talks, hands-on workshops and educational tutorials.

Participants are also exposed to advanced AI products and features in the exhibition booths of VinAI and prestigious sponsors.

The event plays host to industry-leading experts, researchers and scientists, including Prof. Wolfram Burgard, Professor for Robotics and AI, under the Technical University of Nuremberg; Prof. Alexander J. Smola, Distinguished Scientist/VP, Amazon Web Services (AWS); and Prof. William T. Freeman, Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, among others.

VinAI, formerly the VinAI Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence under Vingroup, is the only representative from Vietnam in the top 20 leading global companies in AI research in 2022.

VinAI is headquartered in Hanoi and has many offices in the US and Australia. As part of the sprawling Vingroup ecosystem, which covers many fields from real estate and manufacturing to healthcare and education, VinAI is a pioneer in digitising the user experience using Artificial Intelligence technology.

AI products are used by all sectors in Vietnam, including public administration, transport, healthcare, banking and industries, in tandem with digital transformation.

The application of AI contributes to raising the efficiency of State management and the operation of businesses, helping them adapt quickly to developments of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In Vietnam, many applications using AI technology, such as face and voice recognition and security systems, are researched and developed by many research agencies.

The development of AI technology and the supply of tools serving digital transformation aim to save costs and ensure security and safety in transport, agriculture, science and healthcare, among others.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy said AI is among critical technologies contributing to the socio-economic development of countries, including Vietnam, and it has affirmed its role and importance amid the complex developments of COVID-19.

The application of AI will be bolstered for post-pandemic economic recovery, together with potential fields and solutions to connect research and application and domestic and international AI organisations.

He added that Vietnam is building an AI startup ecosystem to attract venture funds, whose support will help turn AI into a key technology driving Vietnam’s development, making the country an AI research and application hub in the region and the world./.