FPT, Vietnam’s largest IT services provider and Mila (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute) recently renewed a three-year strategic partnership agreement at Canada-Vietnam AI Summit (Montreal, June 2, 2023) hosted in Montreal. A renewal ceremony took place as part of this event.
FPT and Mila will explore collaboration on research projects related to large language models (LLMs) and natural language processing (NLP), while advocating Responsible AI as an approach to using artificial intelligence with good intentions to empower individuals and organizations. Both parties will contribute towards developing guidelines, best practices, ethical standards and policies which foster transparency, fairness, accountability, privacy in AI applications. Together these organizations hope to tackle complex problems while creating an AI ecosystem which fosters sustainable growth, human development and social progress.
At the Canada-Vietnam AI Summit, which commemorated 50th Anniversary of their bilateral relationship, an expanded partnership was unveiled and discussed among conference participants – members from Canadian and Vietnamese governments as well as scientists, leaders from Mila FPT’s North American partners as well as Mila’s partner Mila. An overview was given regarding an AI enabled future as well as efforts made towards making technology beneficial and safe for human lives.
Dr. Truong Gia Binh, FPT Chairman said, “FPT as an international IT company strives to harness Artificial Intelligence’s potential for creating a safer, better and happier world.
Since their partnership began in June 2020, FPT and Mila have worked on multiple research projects focused on causality, language models, voice coding, etc.
“Mila community members have seen incredible rewards from our partnership with FPT over the past three years, which has resulted in many projects being realized,” stated Yoshua Bengio, Mila’s Founder and Scientific Director. “We’re pleased that one of Mila’s major partners in Asia-FPT-is continuing their collaboration as it showcases Mila’s global impact.”
FPT Software, a global IT services provider within the FPT ecosystem, has played an essential role in aiding AI adoption efforts at FPT through various R&D and talent development initiatives.
As Mila’s first Southeast Asian partner, FPT Software is proud to partner in core research areas such as healthcare, environment and climate change as well as AI ethics in order to deliver positive impacts for enterprises and society.” Dr. Phong Nguyen from FPT Software was quoted saying this.
Phong noted, “the partnership enables FPT Software to expand opportunities for Vietnamese engineers to access global innovations and contribute to Vietnam becoming a world-class AI hub,” while taking advantage of their knowledge, talent and creativity for Vietnam’s development into an AI powerhouse.
Mila provided strategic consultation, and FPT has successfully established the world’s first and largest AI Research Hub in Quy Nhon, Vietnam at an investment of over $85 million. The complex will serve as a research, development, learning facility for over 20,000 tech personnel based here. Since 2013, FPT has made significant expenditures on people, facilities infrastructure data research to strengthen its AI capabilities; now boasting over 200 Million monthly end-users who benefit from these AI enabled products and services which use this groundbreaking technology and plan on incorporating AI technology throughout all offerings to provide customers with an unparalleled customer experience.
FPT Corporation (FPT) is an internationally recognized technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam. Operating across three core sectors – Technology, Telecommunications and Education – FPT offers world-class IT solutions and services. Over its three decade-long development, FPT has consistently delivered practical and effective products to millions of people and thousands of organizations around the globe, cementing Vietnam’s place on the global tech map. FPT remains up-to-date with market trends and emerging technologies by offering Made-by-FPT ecosystem of services, products, solutions, platforms and platforms, which support sustainable business growth for organizations and customers alike. By 2022, FPT recorded total revenues of US$1.87 billion with over 40,000 employees; for more information please visit https://fpt.com.vn/en
ABOUT FPT SOFTWARE
FPT Software, a subsidiary of FPT Corporation headquartered in Vietnam, is an international technology and IT services provider with $803 million in annual revenue and 27,000 employees across 27 countries. As a pioneer of digital transformation, FPT Software delivers world-class services in Advanced Analytics, AI, Digital Platforms, Cloud IoT IoT Hyperautomation Low Code Low Coding etc. The company currently boasts more than 1,000 customers globally – 89 of them Fortune Global 500 companies from Aerospace & Aviation to Automotive Banking Financial Services Insurance Healthcare Logistics Manufacturing Utilities sectors etc – for more information please visit https://fptsoftware.com/
Mila (Montreal Institute for Learning AI, or Mila for short) was established by Professor Yoshua Bengio from the University of Montreal and currently comprises over 1,000 researchers specializing in machine learning. Mila strives to serve as a global hub for scientific advancement that fosters innovation and development of AI for the benefit of all, and as such is recognized globally for its contributions in deep learning fields such as language modeling, machine translation, object recognition and generative models. To find out more, visit mila.quebec