Stanford to train Taiwan talent in Silicon Valley

Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee has signed an agreement with Stanford University to train high tech talent in Silicon Valley. Chen is leading a delegation to the US for a 10-day visit to open up opportunities for Taiwanese professionals to train at key universities and tech companies. The agreement is to work with Stanford, UC Berkeley and 20 innovative companies in exchanges and training talent from Taiwan.

This year, Taiwan's Innovative Star PhD Plan will support 60 PhD students and professionals under the age of 40 to go to Silicon Valley to study artificial intelligence. Chen said he hopes these exchanges can lead to more cooperation in this field and that the beneficiaries will return to Taiwan to contribute to the industry.

The delegation visited Nvidia, IBM, Intel and other tech companies to discuss the latest developments in artificial intelligence.

Visiting Stanford professor Tsang Ying-chi called Stanford the academic center of Silicon Valley. The agreement includes cooperation in areas including materials, biotech engineering, energy and the environment. Within the next year, four Taiwan academics will have exchanges in these fields and evaluate their potential for development for Taiwan.

Source: Radio Taiwan International