Universities join hands with industry to open AI institute

Six leading Thai universities have agreed to cooperate with the Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry and some private firms to open the Artificial Intelligence Engineering Institute (AIEI), reports The Nation Thailand.

The joint move was announced by Professor Supachai Pathumnakul, deputy permanent secretary at the Higher Education Ministry, on Monday 9 May. In his speech to mark the signing ceremony, Supachai said Higher Education Minister Anek Laothamatas wants universities to speed up the creation of an AI workforce through their sandbox AI courses.

Supachai signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with representatives of the six universities — the rector of CMKL University Thailand, rector of Mahidol University, vice-rector of Chiang Mai University, vice-rector of Prince of Songkla University, acting rector of the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, and dean of Khon Kaen University’s faculty of engineering. The MoU was also signed by the representatives of Huawei Enterprise (Thailand), TCC Technology Co Ltd, Advanced Info Service, True Digital Park Co Ltd and Kasikorn Business-Technology Group.
Full report on The Nation Thailand site