Minister calls for preparation of workforce for AI ecosystem hinh anh 1Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat has called for preparing a workforce for artificial intelligence (AI), thus contributing to the sustainable development of the AI ecosystem in Vietnam.

Addressing the opening of the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival 2023 (AI4VN) in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22, Dat said the building of this workforce aims to achieve the goal of making Vietnam an innovation and AI hub in ASEAN and the world, as outlined in the national strategy on research, development and application of AI till 2030.

Via the two-day event, he said the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) wants to connect Government officials, experts, scientists, businesses and investors interested in AI at home and abroad.

The UK Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Emily Hamblin, said the solutions on display have demonstrated the development of Vietnam's technology sector with the active involvement of numerous enterprises. The event provides a platform to promote AI application in daily life.

Minister calls for preparation of workforce for AI ecosystem hinh anh 2MoST leaders visit the showcase area (Photo: VNA)

Initiated by MoST, the event was held for the first time in 2018. This year, it took the theme “AI: Power for Life" with the plenary session discussing hot topics to help the community and businesses gain a better understanding of AI technology applications in daily life. It also serves as a bridge for Government agencies, departments and businesses to discuss policies for AI development in Vietnam.

The event also featured a business leaders' conference on technology, discussions on AI trends in finance, AI and big data application in healthcare, and a showcase area where nearly 30 domestic and foreign exhibitors introduced prominent AI products./.