In August 2023, Ericsson and RMIT University signed in the presence of the Swedish and Australian Ambassadors to Vietnam an agreement to launch the RMIT & Ericsson Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab at RMIT’s campus in Hanoi.
The joint AI Lab initiative is an extension of the existing 5G education collaboration between RMIT and Ericsson that helps educate Vietnamese students on 5G and emerging technologies, such as machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing, AR/VR, and automation, enabling RMIT science, technology and engineering students to actively participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0 digital transformation journey.
The AI Lab partnership is also an industrial research and education initiative focusing on the application of AI to Industry 4.0 initiatives enabled by the rollout of 5G in Vietnam. Through this initiative, Ericsson and RMIT will support industry, academia, and community partners to implement AI solutions that will spearhead the adoption of Industry 4.0 across a multitude of industries, including energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics.
The AI Lab collaboration activities are expected to include work-integrated training/learning in 5G, augmented and virtual, automation, cloud & edge computing, blockchain, and related technologies that can serve the needs of industries across Vietnam, such as manufacturing, energy, education, transport and logistics.
In addition, the AI Lab will enable Ericsson and RMIT to connect with community partners over time to create a broader ecosystem in the fields of AI and communications technology, leveraging 5G as a critical national infrastructure. It will contribute to further advancing the start-up and innovation ecosystem across the nation, whilst also aiming at nurturing and developing the high-tech human capital capabilities of the workforce of the future.