Vietnam has the perfect opportunity to become an AI powerful country in the medical sector, this is the affirmation of Mr. Truong Quoc Hung – General Director of VinBrain, one of Vietnam’s leading scientists in AI.
At the Vietnam National Forum on Digital Enterprise Development, Mr. Truong Quoc Hung – General Director of VinBrain Company (Vingroup) shared an extremely impressive story. According to Mr. Hung, about 4.7 billion people in the world currently lack access to diagnostic imaging. For those lucky enough to be diagnosed with imaging, up to 12 million cases are misdiagnosed each year just in the US. Not only in the world, through practical experience, Mr. Hung also clearly feels the overload of the medical system in Vietnam. This prompted him to act to relieve this pain for society. According to VinBrain’s CEO, AI technology can solve that problem.
Mr. Hung said that, with a population of nearly 100 million people, including many talented doctors and people in the IT field, Vietnam is fully capable of solving AI problems in the health sector. Therefore, VinBrain is cherishing the ambition to create an AI system for world health with the capabilities of Vietnamese technology engineers. It has to be a system that can make smart recommendations and prognosis that will allow little kids to do as well as doctors with 25-30 years of experience. This will also be an effective tool to help the digital transformation in the health care sector.
Since its launch in mid-June, DrAid with the V1 diagnosis has been used by more than 350 doctors with more than 100,000 medical images uploaded each month. Contributing to this foundation is a team of 95 per cent domestic and foreign PhDs and masters. In particular, many people are working at leading technology corporations in the world such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Adobe.
According to Mr. Truong Quoc Hung, for Vietnamese people to create the world’s leading medical AI platforms, we need a bigger dream and vision. We also need to connect Vietnamese businesses with the world’s leading technology corporations. Besides, scientists desperately need support from the Government and the openness of the people towards “Made in Vietnam” products.