The National Science Council announced the results of the Taiwan AI Action Plan. In the past four years, more than 33,000 AI application talents have been cultivated, allowing enterprises to recognize AI. So far, 48.7% of them have deployed AI, and related new business models are becoming more and more mature.

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[Reporter Wu Baixuan/Taipei Report] The National Science Council held its second committee meeting today (5th) and reported the results of Taiwan's AI (artificial intelligence) action plan. Since 2018, it has cultivated more than 33,000 AI applications Talent, 48.7% of enterprises have deployed AI, etc. In the next stage 2.0 direction, AI ethics and regulations will be emphasized, and AI will be used to solve social challenges, such as privacy violations, false information circulation and other issues.

Xiao Jingdeng, head of the digital national team of the Science and Technology Office of the National Science and Technology Council, said that the above-mentioned plan is from 2018 to 2021, and it is divided into talent sprints, innovation hubs, industrial AI and other axes. Public and private cooperation have trained more than 33,000 AI application talents. More than 4,500 high-level talents have made the industry recognize AI, 48.7% of which have been deployed, and the business model created by AI is becoming more and more mature, and AI is introduced into manufacturing, medical care, transportation, agriculture, fishery, and epidemic prevention to respond to public needs.

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Xiao Jingdeng said that the current international trends and development challenges of AI include that AI has become a national strategic technology, and advanced countries have invested to consolidate their AI status, but AI also causes negative effects and risks, such as related ethics, society, national security and other issues, Taiwan The direction of AI promotion in the next stage, in addition to continuing to cultivate talents, will also pay attention to AI ethics and regulations, and pay attention to social impacts, such as privacy violations, false information circulation, etc., must be taken seriously, and AI will be used to help solve social challenges and actively chain Make international connections, establish national-level cooperative relations with leading AI countries, etc.