Asia Express - East Asian ICT
Taiwan Opens New AI Development Center
May 05, 2023

The National Science and Technology Council of Taiwan has opened a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) development center, called the Taiwan AI Center of Excellence (Taiwan AICoE), to enhance the nation's AI capability, as reported by Commercial Daily. The center will serve as a platform for government agencies to formulate rules governing AI applications, and facilitate collaborations on international AI projects. The center also plans to initiate international collaborations on enhancing core AI technologies, creating an AI talent pool in the Asia-Pacific region, and forging reliable partnerships with like-minded countries. The Center is expected to produce tangible results by the end of 2023. Expansions are planned for the AI-powered Taiwania 2 supercomputer developed by the National Applied Research Laboratories to accommodate the project and create a Taiwanese ChatGPT. According to MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute), nearly 65% of companies in Taiwan have invested in AI, up to 57% of which have adopted AI-enabled AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) solutions to help them find defects with enhanced inspection capabilities through machine learning.   

Established in 1987, MIC is a division of III (Institute for Information Industry), a major government think tank, and one of the leading IT research institutes in Taiwan.