Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam, like many other countries, is in a bid to spur economic innovation with Artificial Intelligence (AI), but experts say the country is starting from at a low point and needs to make a huge effort to catch up with the global trend. Such efforts would include focusing investment on training skilled workers and building an open-source database. Bùi Hải Hưng, a researcher from Google DeepMind (USA), said the AI advances of the past decade could create comprehensive changes in global industries and services, from healthcare to energy. He believes the AI laboratories established so far in Việt Nam, such as those started by FPT and Zalo, are a good start. However, training in the field of AI remains limited due to a lack of funding, so State and business investment is sorely needed. “Although Việt Nam has paid great attention to AI applications, it still lacks a staff capable of accessing … [Read more...] about Việt Nam seeks AI training and investment
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During the height of the Space Age, the United States and the Soviet Union bushwhacked a frantic path to the lunar surface, landing nearly 20 spacecraft softly on the moon between 1966 and 1976, including the six carrying NASA’s Apollo astronauts. But after the last of these missions, a robotic Soviet probe that brought back six ounces of lunar soil, Earth’s closest neighbor was virtually abandoned. The public and politicians lost interest. While the occasional orbiter has launched to survey the moon since then, in more than 42 years only one spacecraft touched down softly on the lunar surface: China’s Chang’e 3 in 2013. However, the moon, often referred to as the eighth continent, is again the center of a reinvigorated space race that, like any good Hollywood reboot, features a new cast of characters and novel story lines. There is the rise of China, which on Jan. 3 landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, a historic first. This month, an Israeli … [Read more...] about NASA wants to get to the moon ‘as fast as possible.’ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.
Vineet Tanwar, Google Play business development manager for Thailand and Vietnam, said Vietnam has a lot of potential to lead the mobile game market in Southeast Asia in the near future. "Young, intelligent, creative and professional staff with good vision and high aspiration for success, along with a large number of players are factors that will boost this industry in Vietnam," he said at the Indie Games Accelerator (IGA) held Wednesday in Singapore. He hoped that the world will not stop at knowing Vietnamese mobile game for Flabby Bird, but for a long list of other games. Flappy Bird was released in May 2013 with little fanfare. By February 2014, the sleeper hit topped the charts in more than 100 countries and had been downloaded more than 50 million times. Vietnam’s mobile game market is growing at more than 50 percent year-on-year, according to a joint study by Google and Temasek Holdings. The country’s internet economy is expected to jump from $9 billion this year to … [Read more...] about Vietnam can lead Southeast Asia in mobile games: Google
The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. It was rush hour in Los Angeles, but I was going 155 miles an hour, northbound along Interstate 5. Ordinarily that would merit a hefty ticket, but I wasn’t worried — the nearest cop was at least 10,000 feet away. That’s the altitude we’d reached over the past few minutes in our tiny airplane, a four-seat Piper Turbo Arrow. I’d booked my flight through a ride-hailing app called Blackbird, which can fairly be called an Uber for airplanes. “We’re hoping to deliver on the promise of the flying car,” Rudd Davis, founder and CEO of Blackbird Air, had told me a few days before my flight. “Right now, driving is miserable — road infrastructure isn’t getting any better, and there are more and more cars on the road.” From the air, I looked down at the gridlock and found myself agreeing with Davis’ assessment. Before long, however, our route from … [Read more...] about Future of flight
Scott Smith, Associated Press Updated 9:07 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 In this Oct. 16, 2018 photo, Cesar Batiz, news director of El Pitazo, center, stand next to journalist at the news room of the El Pitazo, a popular digital platform in Caracas, Venezuela. In a fight against press censorship around the world, Google has unveiled a new tool first put to the test in Venezuela where journalists say they're battling a government bent on burying online stories that expose corruption and human rights abuses. less In this Oct. 16, 2018 photo, Cesar Batiz, news director of El Pitazo, center, stand next to journalist at the news room of the El Pitazo, a popular digital platform in Caracas, Venezuela. In a fight against ... more Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP In this Oct. 16, 2018 photo, Cesar Batiz, news director of El Pitazo, speaks with the Associated Press at the El Pitazo headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. … [Read more...] about Google app tested in Venezuela takes swipe at press censors