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Vingroup sets up AI Institute

Released at: 18:54, 17/04/2019

Vingroup sets up AI Institute

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Institute established to build a team of leading experts on AI for Vingroup and Vietnam.

by Hong Nhung

Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup announced on April 17 the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute, a member of the VinTech Company.

The Institute will carry out breakthrough and world-class scientific research in the field of AI and machine learning to put Vietnam on the global AI map. Director of the Institute Dr. Bui Hai Hung is one of the leading names in the world’s AI industry.

It will study fundamental science issues in AI, which are primarily machine learning and deep learning, and apply them in a variety of areas such as processing and understanding images, videos, languages, voice, user interaction behavior, etc. In particular, the Institute will prioritize global issues of concern or matters of core importance to Vietnam.

The Institute’s objective is to build a core force of leading experts on AI for Vingroup in particular and Vietnam in general. The key task is to cultivate AI talent for Vietnam in the future as well as consult and transfer technology knowledge to the group or partners.

Dr. Hung joined Vingroup from Google DeepMind, where he held a senior research position. He is renowned as an AI inventor at Google and has had nearly 100 scientific studies published in professional journals and more than ten technology patents evaluated in the US.

He led a team of researchers from many of the world’s leading universities (Stanford, MIT, Berkeley) in developing human behavioral technology, which belonged to the CALO project, the creator of Siri - the first virtual assistant technology in the Apple iPhone. He has also worked at Adobe Research and Nuance’s natural language research department. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Artificial Intelligence magazine.

The Institute is Vingroup’s next step in becoming a world-class technology - industry - service group. Vingroup previously established VinTech, the Big Data Research Institute, the Vingroup Innovation Fund, and others.

Its Big Data Research Institute, with Professor Vu Ha Van as Science Director, has implemented the “Decoding the Vietnamese Gene” project. VinTech recently announced the construction of the global VinTech network and its first headquarters in South Korea.

Vingroup successfully launched two VinFast motor cars at the Paris Motor Show in October last year and announced four Vsmart smartphones two months later.

With the establishment of a leading scientific research institute, Vingroup has continued to affirm its global vision and speedy deployment capability on its ten-year journey to become a world-class technology - industry - service corporation.

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