Japan, Taiwan Groups Collaborate to Harness Grit in AI

The Japan Computer System Seller Association (JCSSA) has recently concluded an exchange mission in Taiwan and cooperated with the Taiwan Artificial Intelligence Association (TAIA).

Specifically, JCSSA explored the measures Taiwan employs to promote industrial digital transformation. At the same time, review its related policies that propel artificial intelligence (AI), especially in the generative AI trends.  

Taiwan’s Digitalization Efforts

As part of the TAIA’s welcoming team, former Taiwan Vice Premier Jong-chin Shen underscored the importance of AI industrialization and AI-as-a-Service Market to enhance industrial competitiveness. With his current involvement in the financial sector, Shen aims to harness AI’s potential in the industry.

Former Taiwan Vice Premier Jong-chin Shen

On the other hand, Norio Suzuki, president of Nikko Telecommunications Co. LTD., emphasized the importance of Taiwan in digitalization efforts. He said this was why JCSSA chose Taiwan as the next most desired place to visit to exchange and learn more AI-related best practices after the group’s stint in Singapore last year.

In explaining Taiwan’s AI industry, Connyn Kang-Lin Chang, Executive Director of TAIA, introduced the “Current Status and Trends of the AI Industry in Taiwan.” She observed that Taiwan’s strengths in the AI ecosystem lie mainly in semiconductor and smart manufacturing AI solutions. However, the industry is still grappling with sufficient AI and software talents, which are Japan’s strengths.

As a platform that gathers experts from industry, public sectors, academia, and research institutions, TAIA has a vision of propelling “AI industrialization and AI-as-a-Service Market”. Thus, the group is fostering cross-industry, cross-domain learning, and innovation.

Moreover, the adoption of AI in Taiwanese industries is becoming increasingly mature, with the main challenges being the need to expand the testbeds for AI solution implementation. That is, to create business models proving commercial values, and to improve related internal and external regulations and laws.

Additionally, Chan also provided an overview of Taiwan’s current status in the global GAI market and the impact of AI technology on the PC industry.

The Japan Computer System Seller Association (JCSSA) has recently concluded an exchange mission in Taiwan and cooperated with the Taiwan Artificial Intelligence Association (TAIA).

Fruits of Collaboration

Moreover, the collaboration between JCS both Taiwan and Japan engaged in lively Q&A and experience sharing on various topics. including the challenges of training Large Language Models (LLMs) in Japanese and Traditional Chinese data, and the application of image recognition and drones in smart agriculture. Both parties look forward to more AI development and cooperation opportunities in the future.

On the other hand, T.C. Wu, the Head of the International Cooperation Division of TAIA, shared successful cases of international collaboration. He introduced relevant AI solutions for increasing output value. Thus, maintaining production capacity and optimizing flexibility using examples such as the Taiwan-UK AI Value-added Smart Manufacturing International Technology Exchange Forum co-hosted by TAIA.

Another successful partnership Wu shared was the Taiwan-US AI Value-added Smart Manufacturing International Technology Exchange Symposium, which discussed AI solutions for smart picking systems and patrol robots.

Furthermore, CEO Chien-Chih Chen explained “GGAI Solutions,” while Neuchips Inc. and Gorden Smart Home Technology Corp. jointly introduced “Offline Generative AI Solutions.”

09 July 2024