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Vietnam needs additional one million ICT personnel by 2030

by NDO/VNA14 September 2021 Last updated at 12:00 PM

Illustrative image (Photo: aseanvietnam.vn)
Illustrative image (Photo: aseanvietnam.vn)

Demand for human resources for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in general and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular in Vietnam has increased continuously and about 1 million more ICT personnel will be needed by 2030.

In 2019, the total number of personnel working in Vietnam's ICT industry was about 970,000 people, of whom around 180,000 work for the software and digital content sectors and 1,600 are AI researchers (both domestic and foreign).

At present, there are 50 universities that are training AI-related majors in Vietnam.

The network said that during 2010-2018, Vietnam had 372 AI patent applications, ranking second in ASEAN. The number of scientific publications on AI raised from 134 in 2010 to 525 in 2018.

Earlier, the Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Vietnam - Australia AI cooperation network, with the aim to help promote the national AI strategy.

The network looks gather Vietnamese individuals, businesses, and organisations working in AI, both at home and abroad, to cooperate with Australian partners, hoped to serve as a prerequisite for building a community of sustainable AI cooperation in Vietnam and the world in the future.

Via this network, Vietnam looks forward to learning from Australia as well as other countries to create a favourable environment for AI development in Vietnam, thus realising the ambitious goal set out in the national AI strategy - bringing Vietnam to the top four of ASEAN and top 50 in the world in AI research, development and application by 2030.

The ministry is calling on all individuals and organisations working AI in Vietnam to join the network, targeting at least 100 businesses and 1,000 individuals to join the network Facebook group.

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