According to experts, AI is considered one of the core technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, with many countries having recognised its significant impact across all social aspects. Vietnam is no exception and the event is expected to drive the development of AI in the country by connecting elements within the ecosystem, from research institutes and universities to enterprises, technology firms, start-up companies and the AI community. The gathering also aims to promote the research and application of AI in various sectors such as healthcare, education, business, trade, finance and agriculture. It is also an opportunity for business executives to adopt a pioneering role in the development and application of technological solutions to help their companies stand firm against the varied impacts of Covid-19. During the two days, there will be six workshops on AI in banking-finance, AI in healthcare, AI in enterprises, AI in human resource training, building the AI ecosystem … [Read more...] about Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi (VNA) – The 2021 Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam will last from February 10 to 16, according to the Prime Minister’s decision. That means the holiday, also called Tet – the biggest traditional festival of Vietnamese people, will be from the 29th day in the 12th lunar month of the Year of the Rat to the fifth day of the Year of the Ox. Meanwhile, the National Day holiday next year will be from September 2 to 5. These are proposals submitted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and they have been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc./. … [Read more...] about 2021 Lunar New Year holiday to last for seven days
Free trade agreement: In June, Vietnam ratified a free trade agreement with the European Union (EVFTA), becoming the second Southeast Asian state to do so with the 27-country bloc. In mid-November, Hanoi played host to an ASEAN summit where the world’s largest trade pact the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed and the country is a signatory. … [Read more...] about How Vietnam weathers global health crisis and rises?
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Malaysia's Cabinet has approved legal amendments that will allow college and university students to participate in political activities on campus. The amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 will involve abolishing sections which curtail students' questioning of politicians and prevent students from engaging in party events where they study, said Malaysian Education Minister Maszlee Malik in a media statement. He said this move is in line with the political transformation brought by the government in strengthening democracy and to provide more room for university students to speak up and engage in political activities on campus. This move will also produce graduates who are "balanced" and able to "express opinions" on current issues, he said. The Malaysian government has also announced plans to lower the voting age to 18 years old, from 21 years old currently. The UUCA provisions were tightened up to restrict student activism in … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Cabinet lifts ban on political activities in universities
The Lunar New Year, or Tet, is the biggest festival in a year for Vietnamese as it is an occasion for family reunion, with the upcoming holiday falling on February 12, 2021. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese gov’t approves seven days off for 2021 Lunar New Year holiday