New plans to attract AI talent from abroad

The head of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chen Liang-gee, announced on Thursday new plans to attract overseas experts in artificial intelligence (AI).

Earlier this year, Chen announced that the ministry will invest NT$1 billion (US32.5 million) annually for the next five years to set up three to four AI research centers in Taiwan. On Thursday, Chen detailed the ministry’s latest strategies to attract foreign talent. These focus on breaking wage restrictions and on promoting collaboration across industries.

Chen said the ministry is planning to recruit 300 AI experts to train 3,000 professionals in the sector. Chen said the ministry will fund up to NT$60,000 (US$2,000) per month for each person involved in the research projects.

Chen said the long-term goal is to boost Taiwan’s R&D prowess in AI to stand among the top ten countries in the world.

Source: Radio Taiwan International