Ericsson announced it will open an AI laboratory in Vietnam in a move to enhance education on emerging technologies such as AI and 5G.
The Swedish equipment vendor detailed that it partnered with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), the latter’s campus in Hanoi will be the location of the lab.
Ericsson said the lab will explore machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing, AR/VR and automation, and develop AI applications tapping into the above technologies to enhance industries such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics.
The overall goal is to enable RMIT science, technology and engineering students to actively participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and industrial digital transformation.
Denis Brunetti, head of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos said: “This AI Lab builds on the previously launched 5G education collaboration with RMIT in Vietnam and represents a significant step in building a high-tech industry-ready workforce in Vietnam through strategic industry-academia partnerships, whilst helping further advance the start-up and innovation ecosystem across the nation.
“The 5G-ready young talent and AI applications that this collaboration expects to produce will serve to accelerate Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 agenda, as well as its ambition to become an AI hub in ASEAN by 2030. Indeed, it will drive and create the next wave of sustained and inclusive socio-economic development in Vietnam, enabled by science, technology and innovation.”