Naver announced on the 31st that it has opened a joint AI (Artificial Intelligence) Center with Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Vietnam as part of solidifying the foundation for the’Global AI Research Belt’.
The name of the center is’HUST-Naver AI Center’, and it is expected to be a dedicated research space for various industry-academic cooperation including research and development in the field of AI.
The opening ceremony held through the videoconference on the day included Hoang Minh Son, Vice Minister of Education of Vietnam, Bui The Duy, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Nguyen Huynh Dung, Vice Minister of Information and Communication, and Huynh Quet Tang. Quyet Thang), President of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, and other senior Vietnamese government officials participated.
In Naver, COO Choi In-hyuk, CCO Chae Seon-ju, Seok Sang-ok, CEO of Naver Labs, Kim Kwang-hyun, CEO of Search CIC, Jeong Seok-geun, CEO of Clova CIC, and Ha Jung-woo, head of AI LAB Research Center, attended.
The establishment of this joint AI center is part of the establishment of the’global AI research belt’ that Naver declared in 2019.
Naver has announced that it will create a technology research network that connects Asia and Europe, creating a’third trend’ in the competitive landscape for global technology supremacy centered on the US and China. As the first step towards this, in July of last year, it signed an industry-academic cooperation with Vietnam’s leading education and research institutes, HUST (Hanoi University of Science and Technology) and PTIT (Woojung University of Communication Technology).
At the joint AI center installed on the HUST campus, excellent local talents in Vietnam will conduct industry-academic programs in various technology fields, such as search, vision, autonomous driving, and robotics, together with Naver researchers.
Representatively, ▲ scene understanding for autonomous driving ▲ synonym extraction ▲ OCR optical character reading ▲ hand pose estimation data set preparation and deep learning modeling ▲ natural language understanding dataset construction and conversation model development.
Naver plans to support various programs such as ▲ global training programs ▲ special lectures by Naver engineers ▲ internships and scholarships for local researchers according to the stage of the industry-academic system. In addition, various campus events closely related to technology topics such as AI are scheduled to be held at any time in the space.
The two sides added that they expect the HUST-Naver AI Center to contribute to fostering and securing outstanding talent in Vietnam in the long term.
Naver plans to share its excellent technology, which is recognized by world-renowned academic societies, with local talents, so that Naver’s technology and platform competitiveness can be better known on the global stage.
Huynh Quyet Thang, President of HUST said, “HUST has been in constant exchange with Naver, a leading Korean company since 2019, to build a’global AI research belt’ together. In order to accelerate the industrial revolution, we will make efforts to utilize new technologies in various fields, focusing on AI technology.”
Meanwhile, Naver announced its plan to further strengthen the global AI research belt in the future, share the excellent technology of a globally recognized company with not only Vietnam but also many global talents, and through this, reborn as a leading global AI technology company. .
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