Why Taiwan's AI ecosystem is a fast-emerging opportunity during the pandemic
When a founder thinks about Taiwan, engineering talents and a sizeable, well-developed digital ecosystem are normally at the top of mind. But increasingly, entering the mix is Taiwan’s growing AI capabilities, the result of both industry trends and government policies.
In her inaugural speech given in May, re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen mentioned six core strategic industries for Taiwan that included an acceleration of AI and IoT while highlighting the future of digital and data.
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In order for an AI ecosystem to flourish, both the government and the private sector must embrace and work to build it. In October 2019, the National Center for High-Performance Computing co-worked with Quanta Computer, ASUS, and Taiwan Mobile to build TAIWANIA 2, a supercomputer built for AI, which offers its cloud service through Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC).