Future of Digital Innovation: Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center
Written by Hsu Tsu-Yueh. Image credit to Liu Tzu-Tuan.
National Cheng Kung University and Quanta Computer announced the establishment of the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center on December 29. Via interdisciplinary collaboration model, a team of AI cloud integration of national level will be formed. NCKU expects to begin from its smart campus, combining its power of academics, research, and equipment, and to incorporate the design and operation models of future smart cities. As the Legislative Yuan has approved the establishment of the Ministry of Digital Development the day before, NCKU hopes to demonstrate the practical applications of AIoT, becoming the example of smart cities and the key base of digital development in southern Taiwan.
National Cheng Kung University and Quanta Computer announced the establishment of the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center on December 29
Huey-Jen Su, President of NCKU, and Barry Lam, Chair of Quanta Computer, signed the MOU on December 29, with Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-Che as witness. NCKU’s academic energy combined with Quanta’s hardware and software support will accelerate the center’s AI research power and allow it to compete along with global figures.
Huang Wei-Che expressed that the Tainan City Government has started to work with various companies last year to form the “5G Tainan Team”. The research and development energy of Quanta Computer is important for implementing 5G technologies in public services. “I am very pleasured to witness the establishment of the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center. I’d like to thank NCKU for bridging the gap between industry, academia, and the government and fostering practical application. I’d also like to thank Quanta for being a leading role in research in Taiwan.”
Huang Wei-Che, Tainan City Mayor, attended the MOU signing for the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center
Huey-Jen Su pointed out that the Legislative Yuan approving the plan to establish the Ministry of Digital Development is a huge encouragement. Su expressed that the center would possess the most advanced AI computing power in Taiwan academic institutions. NCKU provides Taiwan with its unique and interdisciplinary knowledge and power, “NCKU is grateful for Quanta’s support and vision, the collaboration will bring the outstanding brand of Taiwan to shine on a global stage.”
Huey-Jen Su, President of NCKU, expressed that the collaboration with Quanta Computer will boost the research in AI technologies
Barry Lam expressed that Quanta’s advanced hardware can be applied in the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center, ensuring that the center will have the top-tier resources. AI applications have brought new possibilities to Metaverse. Computing is no longer limited to the departments of electrical engineering, computer science, or information engineering, instead it has become something that concerns an entire school. Lam expressed that he is impressed by NCKU for having established the Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing. “We have come to the right place! Thanks to NCKU and Tainan City Government, we hope to make not only Tainan better, but to become a model for the nation.”
Barry Lam, Chair of Quanta Computer, Quanta’s advanced hardware can be applied in the Quanta-NCKU Joint AI Research Center
NCKU and Quanta Computer set up the Joint AI Research Center, combing the strong academic and research energy of NCKU with the leading AI technologies of Quanta, greatly enhancing the power of computing and becoming the first among universities to create a new platform for supercomputing. The platform shall progressively be scaled up, updated and customized to the progress of the research collaboration with Quanta’s leading innovation in ICT industry.
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