Microsoft, Taiwan-based university launch drive to foster AI talent

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/20
By: Su Mu-chun and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Microsoft Taiwan, in conjunction with Taichung-based Asia

Photo courtesy of Asia University, Taiwan

University, Taiwan, launched a project Wednesday to cultivate talent for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

As part of the project, a facility for people to experience Microsoft’s latest AI technologies will be established. Courses will also be offered to help train professionals in the development of AI apps for medical and health care, reading and controlling systems.

In February, Asia University, Taiwan gained approval from the Ministry of Education to set up an AI academy and to open AI classes, according to Jeffrey Tsai (蔡進發), president of the university.

Currently, an AI center, digital center, a 3D printing center and a center for the prevention of Internet addiction have been established at the university, Tsai said.

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