Online seminar on AI application in healthcare to commence Wednesday

By Staff reporters   September 20, 2020 | 11:52 pm PT
An online seminar on AI research and its application in disease diagnosis and treatment in Vietnam will proceed in Hanoi on Wednesday.

"AI Research, Development and Application in Healthcare," to be held online at the Ministry of Science and Technology office, would see the participation of multiple medical and tech experts.

The expert panel would include Associate Professor Nguyen Viet Nhung, director of the National Lung Hospital and chairman of Vietnam Lung Association. He is scheduled to conduct a presentation on AI application in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and lung disease.

The science ministry has tasked the hospital with utilizing technologies to screen and detect tuberculosis patients with radiography, Associate Professor Nhung said. The application of AI would further enhance doctors’ diagnosis ability, he said.

"AI would help relieve the burden on humans while increasing accuracy and ensuring no case slips by while using lung radiography," he said.

Australian experts on the panel will also discuss AI application in researching and developing new drugs.

Experts will also debate the advantages and challenges involved in AI application, as well as propose policies to boost AI research and application to create products that utilize the technology.

The seminar is part of AI4VN Program organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, HCMC People’s Committee, VnExpress, and Sun Bright Art Creative and Event JSC, in cooperation with the Aus4Innovation program, Australian Embassy in Vietnam, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

The seminar would be available online from 9-11 a.m. on VnExpress and the fanpage.

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