Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) U.S.-based tech giant Microsoft Corp. has achieved its digital talent cultivation goal in Taiwan one year ahead of schedule.
At DevDays Asia 2023, an annual technology forum jointly organized by Microsoft and Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs’ (MODA) Administration for Digital Industries, Microsoft Taiwan Chief Operating Officer Flora Chen (陳慧蓉) said the company announced in 2020 a plan to train 200,000 digital experts in Taiwan within four years, and achieved that target this year.
Microsoft Taiwan has said the four year talent cultivation program aimed to help the country achieve cross area tech development in industry and allow the company to inject resources into Taiwan to keep up with global tech development trends.
Despite the completion of the program ahead of schedule, Chen said the booming field of artificial intelligence development is expected to allow industries to grow and create more possibilities for the introduction of technologies to enhance production. In response, Microsoft will soon launch an AI technology training plan which is expected to explore the latest AI technologies and help the public learn AI applications.
In 2018, Microsoft set up an AI research and development center in Taiwan.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of this year’s DevDays Asia, Microsoft Taiwan General Manager Sean Pien (卞志祥) said the AI R&D center has worked closely with Taiwan’s government for years and the company is happy to continue investing in the country, including AI talent cultivation and software and hardware development.
The AI R&D center is a big investment commitment made by Microsoft and one of the company’s important projects in Taiwan, Pien said.
AI development is not only about generative AI technologies but also about the importance of launching responsible and moral AI applications, he added.
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