Vietnam to build 3 big DCs
Published 22 February 2021
Vietnam is set to build three ‘Big’ Data Centres by 2030, in an effort to enter the world’s top countries with regard to AI adoption.
The three centres on Big Data and high-performance computing are among the Prime Minister’s set goals for Vietnam to be listed in ASEAN’s Top 4 and the world’s Top 50 countries in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030.
The goals are stated in the National Strategy on AI Research, Development, and Application by 2030 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 26, aiming at boosting Vietnam’s AI capacity to make it an important technological industry of the country.
As a part of this strategy, Vietnam will develop three national centers on big data and high performance computing, connect a network of big data and high-performance computing centers nationwide, and establish 50 open datasets in all socio-economic fields to enhance AI research, development, and application.
The country will also open three national innovative centers on AI, develop human resources of high-quality AI experts and engineers, build 10 AI brands of high prestige in the region, and aim to have at least one representative in the list of ASEAN’s 20 leading R&D and training facilities in this field.
To achieve these goals, the strategy puts forward action plans, including building a legal document system and legal corridor related to AI, developing an AI ecosystem, and strengthening international cooperation in AI. Countries such as Saudi Arabia have outlined their AI strategy and have committed around $20 billion in this decade, as they see information as the “new oil”.