Experts gather at FPT Techday 2017


Vietnamese artificial intelligence (AI) developers should focus on researching core issues, developing creativity and seeking breakthroughs to develop competitive applications, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, told nearly 700 programmers, IT technicians and experts at the FPT Techday 2017 on Tuesday in Ha Noi.

In addition, the Vietnamese technology community could take advantage of open AI platforms to apply it to life and solve problems such as environment, health, transportation and education, Hung said.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications leader, the fourth industrial revolution was not just about the development of technology in the field of information technology.

It will be the wave of technological breakthroughs in various fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, renewable energy and artificial intelligence, which will be an important field among these, he noted.

Le Hong Viet, FPT’s chief technology officer, said that FPT Tech Day 2017 was organised to support the Vietnamese technology community updating and grasping the newest AI trends from leading global technology companies.

In addition, FPT was ready to share data and research results for Vietnamese technology community so that it can create and apply innovative products and applications based on AI technology, said Viet.

“We expect there will be Vietnamese AI applied not only in Viet Nam but globally in the future,“ he added.

Taking place from June 3 to June 6, FPT Techday 2017 is an event within the technology event series f.transform() of FPT, which also includes activities like Vietnam AI Hackathon and a signing ceremony on high quality human resources training with Viet Nam National University’s University of Science.

At the event, FPT also introduced the FPT.AI: an AI platform to help developers form automated interaction with end-users. The platform consists of two components, FPT.AI-Conversation Platform for natural language interfaces and FPT.AI – Speech for speech interfaces.

In addition, the winner of Vietnam AI Hackathon contest, which took place in June 3-4, was also awarded at the event. Team “Tim” from Ha Noi University of Science and Technology won the contest with an entertainment and art experiencing mobile app, which overcame 14 ideas in final round to win VND50 million (US$2,200) in cash and other prizes from sponsors. 


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