At the launching ceremony of the Vietnam Innovation Network 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Devising specific policies and competition mechanisms is needed to bring together intellectuals so as to capitalize on opportunities from the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), scientists and entrepreneurs said at a discussion of the launching ceremony of the Vietnam Innovation Network 2018 in Hanoi on August 19.

Deputy General Director of the telecom group Viettel Nguyen Hoang Son said his group needs connectivity to increase competitiveness while expanding business to countries in the region and the globe.

“We are deeply aware of the fierce competition in the market from resources and technology to management”, he said.
 
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Meanwhile, Deputy Director General of Vingroup Vo Quang Hue said about 80,000 foreign experts are working in Vietnam in various fields, which indicates the country’s big demand for high-quality intellectuals.

Doctor Bui Hai Hung, researcher of the US Google Deepmind, said the number of Vietnamese people active in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is by no means small, suggesting the building an AI research centre in Vietnam to make it known worldwide as well as focusing investment on cloud computing.

Associate Professor, Doctor Ho Anh Van from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology said the success of the innovation network lies in the capacity, enthusiasm and way of thinking.

Scientific researcher at Google Brain Le Viet Quoc held that Vietnam needs to take action quicker to optimise opportunities from the Industry 4.0.

Doctor Trinh Toan, who works in the US, hoped to promote links between domestic and foreign scientists to solve the country’s development problem.

Doctor Pham Quang Cuong, a lecturer from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, showed his interest in carrying out projects at industrial parks in Vietnam to develop locally-made robots. He proposed the Government create favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese scientists to contribute to the country.

The Vietnam Innovation Network is expected to gather hundreds of overseas and domestic scientists who will meet to exchange and share visions as well as strategies for scientific and technological development in the sectors that Vietnam needs to accelerate in the coming time.-VNA