Science ministry to invest NT$5 billion in AI research

The science ministry is planning to invest NT$5 billion (US$1.6 million) into research centers for artificial intelligence technology.

That was the word from the head of the ministry, Chen Liang-gee, on Wednesday.

Chen said that artificial intelligence (AI) will be Taiwan's next global industry. He said the investment will boost the overall operating capacity of Taiwan's internet and fund the construction of three to four R&D centers.

Chen said the development of AI requires talents from many disciplines, including biomedicine, psychology and neuroscience. He said the R&D centers will attract top talent from around the world and boost technological innovation.

Chen predicted that in the near future, AI will have applications in all facets of life. He said the science ministry's goal is make Taiwan a key player in providing cutting edge AI technology.

Source: Radio Taiwan International