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The Origin of Taiwan AICoE

The Background of Establishment

The development of AI is one of the important direction of many science and technology advanced countries and in order to capture enormous industrial economic benefits driven by the development of AI, National Science and Technology Council has promoted several AI related projects, including big data application studies for Medical Image Analysis and Detection, the project of artificial intelligence innovation research center and so on, and promoted [Response to the Nation’s Major Challenges: Projects Regarding Artificial Intelligence] in 2021. Whereas countries are developing national AI strategies, deepening the integration of resources and international cooperation to improve their global influence, it is necessary that our country better allocates our resources and thereby, the National Science and Technology Council has promoted the establishment of Taiwan AI Center of Excellence (Taiwan AICoE) so as to coordinate and integrate AI scientific research resources and capacities at national strategic level as well as to strengthen and proliferate science and research innovation power.

The Strategy of Promotion

In the past, the development of AI in our country focus more on bottom-up development of core technologies to cultivate AI scientific research talent and to promote international exchange as well as the proliferation of achievements; in the future, our country will adopt a top-down approach in terms of the allocation of AI scientific research resources in accordance with national strategies, integrate cross-departmental AI capacities to combine the effort from international cooperation, enhance synergies of resources as well as our country’s AI international influence, and strengthen AI excellence research capacities to confront the country’s significant challenges with the hope to build Taiwan into an international Joint hub on Asia-Pacific gathering world-class AI talent.

The Goal of Promotion

  • The goal of the establishment of Taiwan AICoE is to integrate resources of domestic AI system at national strategic level, which includes the following total five goals:
  • To research and discuss national AI development strategies;
  • To promote international cooperation of important strategic significance;
  • To cultivate AI core technologies capacities;
  • To proliferate the benefits from AI advanced cross-disciplinary applications;
  • To implement AI Human-centric regulation, which focus on people and community, and data governance.

The Operational Framework

Taiwan AICoE, mainly promoted by the National Science and Technology Council, is responsible for drawing up national AI strategies and cross-departmental as well as cross-disciplinary cooperation, and planning, integrating and allocating resources. To ensure the smooth start of work, the National Science and Technology Council has invited and put together a representative team of experts in AI field. Taiwan AICoE Strategy Committee which, apart from providing strategic advice, also represent Taiwan AICoE in related tasks such as conducting external communications and promoting important international cooperation and so on; and has established Taiwan AICoE Promotion Office, which offers administrative support services to Strategy Committee, works with the professional research team of National Science and Technology Council on AI projects, and jointly accomplishes tasks and goals.