AI workshop交流產學研新技術 促進臺英AI實質合作
科技部與英國在臺辦事處今(7)日於財團法人張榮發基金會國際會議中心共同舉辦「臺英人工智慧應用於健康照護研討會」，邀請臺英AI產學研界一同針對AI研發技術與產業應用成果進行交流。本次研討會特別邀請到英國AI領域傑出學者專家，包括：英國亞伯丁大學Peter Edwards教授、英國知名生醫平臺公司Aigenpulse Ltd的CEO Tobias H. Kloepper博士、英國諾丁漢特倫特大學Eiman Kanjo教授以及Mufti Mahmud博士等，以其精神健康、智慧城市及物聯網等研究專長，與會分享AI領域的研究發展與技術應用。本次研討會同時建立科技部AI研究中心計畫參與人員與英國AI領域傑出學者專家的對話平臺，希望透過雙方的深入對談，協助臺灣AI人才汲取英國AI產學研界的成功經驗，並進一步溝通臺英AI合作的可能機會。
科技部與英國學研機構攜手推動臺英雙邊合作，鼓勵雙邊科技人才交流與合作研究，包括：與英國人文社會科學院 (British Academy, BA)在「人文與社會科學」領域之合作、與英國生物技術暨生物科學研究委員會 (Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, BBSRC)在「一般生物科學及生技相關」領域之合作、與英國皇家學院(Royal Society of London, RS)在「自然科學」領域之合作、與英國愛丁堡皇家學會（The Royal Society of Edinburgh, RSE）之雙邊合作等。此外，科技部更於 2018年7月與英國自然環境研究委員會(The Natural Environment Research Council, NERC)簽署瞭解備忘錄，並於今（2019）年2月同步公告徵求計畫，共同推動雙方學術交流與發展，透過科學家訪問、研究人員交換、設備分享以及雙邊研討會或論壇等方式建立合作關係。與NERC的合作備忘錄為臺英雙方的科技合作寫下新頁，有利於雙方永續推動科技對話與交流，更為今日臺英AI合作奠定契機。
Small Economy, Smart Strategy：Taiwan-UK AI Cooperation Creates New Opportunities
TW-UK Bilateral AI in Healthcare Workshop and The WorldCafé
The European artificial intelligence (AI) industry has thrived vigorously, especially in the UK, where the strong ecosystem of AI technology is built. Recently the British government has made greater efforts to promote AI development programs and assisted the entire UK enterprise and medical industry to adopt AI technology. As for Taiwan, during this year of AI Innovation, MoST upholds the "Small Economy, Smart Strategy" concept to endeavor to the development of AI ecosystem and further reboot the AI cooperation between UK and Taiwan, based on the foundation of constant bilateral exchange and cooperation in the past, in order to elevate the innovative momentum of Taiwan AI R&D and application.
AI Workshop: Exchange of New Skills, Knowledge, and Technologies; Promotion of Actual AI Cooperation between UK and Taiwan
MoST and British Office Taipei will co-hold the "TW-UK Bilateral AI in Healthcare Workshop" in the Chang Yung Fa Foundation International Convention Center on March 7th 2019. Guests from the AI industrial, academic, and research fields of UK and Taiwan will be invited to communicate on the results of AI technology development and industrial applications. Special guests of exceptional British AI scholars and experts including Professor Peter Edwards from University of Aberdeen, CEO of Aigenpulse Ltd., Dr. Tobias H. Kloepper, Professor Eiman Kanjo and Dr. Mufti Mahmud from Nottingham Trent University are invited to the venue. Based on their expertise of mental health, smart city, or the IoT, they will attend the workshop to share about the AI research and development as well as technical applications. Furthermore, the platform of conversation between staffs of AI research Center of MoST and exceptional British AI scholars and experts is built in this workshop with the aim to help Taiwanese AI talents absorb successful experiences of the British AI field and further create more opportunities for UK-Taiwan AI cooperation through profound discussions between both sides.
Cooperation with NERC, Re-create Bilateral Communication and Continuing Development
MoST and British academic research organizations has promoted bilateral cooperation to encourage talent exchange and collaboration of researches, such as collaborations with the British Academy (BA) in the Humanities and Social Sciences field, collaborations with the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the general biological science and biotechnology field, collaborations with Royal Society of London (RS) in the natural science field, and bilateral collaborations with The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). In July 2018, MoST signed the MoU with The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and in February 2019, MoST and NERC simultaneously announced the 2019 call to promote bilateral academic exchange and development. The cooperation is built through visits of scientists, exchange of researchers, sharing equipment, bilateral workshops or forums. The MoU with NERC has written a new page for the UK-Taiwan cooperation, which is beneficial for the sustaining communications and exchanges of technology on both ends, and lays down the bedrocks of future UK-Taiwan AI cooperation.
First WorldCafé for Conversations between Tech-talents, Shaping the Future of Taiwan-UK Cooperation
This workshop simultaneously holds the first Taiwan-UK WorldCafé, inviting the local scholars and experts who have participated or are interested in the bilateral exchange programs to share their experiences and thoughts and discuss on how to expand the bilateral cooperation and exchange programs from current base. The WorldCafé will focus on three major topics and proceed with three rounds of conversations, allowing attendants to discuss profoundly on "successful experiences in the bilateral exchange program", "values or challenges in cross of multi-parties", "suggestions of sustaining actions on future UK-Taiwan cooperation". We wish to collect knowledges and suggestions from attendants in order to strengthen future cooperation between UK and Taiwan.
Department of of International Cooperation and Science Education (MoST)
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