What is Taiwan AI Labs

Taiwan AI Labs (AILabs.tw) is a privately funded research organization based in Taipei. We expect artificial intelligence to have major and transformative impacts on the landscape of technology, and our goal is to leverage unique advantages in Taiwan to build AI solutions to solve the world’s problems.

We collaborate with local and central governments to bring machine intelligence to city aspects including environment and transportation.

We leverage Taiwan’s comprehensive medical data and work with doctors and top scientists to solve complex human health problems.

We’re exploring new user experiences for the age of AI. We work on social natural conversations, Image recognition, text and AI music.

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT

Taiwan AI Labs was announced with Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on April 27th 2017. MOST Minister Chen Liang-gee said the lab will help strengthen AI expertise and innovation-based growth in line with major state investments in digital infrastructure. The government planed to allocate NT$5 billion (US$167 million) toward building AI infrastructures and promoting tech talent cultivation under the Cabinet’s eight-year Forward-looking Infrastructure Program (FIP). Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang, a noted computer programmer and digital entrepreneur hope that Taiwan AI Labs will help promote AI technology and integrate local academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations and small and medium enterprises through data exchange and open source projects. 

 

WHY TAIWAN?

Taiwan maintains the largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity in the world and the National Health Insurance reform in 1995 has aggregated comprehensive medical data for more than 20 years. As cloud and IoT innovations support insightful data collecting capability and digitized data drives AI research, AILabs.tw is at the forefront of data innovation.

Taiwan has an abundance of local talent in AI. National Taiwan University is the first school from Asia shown in top 50 AI universities list (source: Netease Wuzhen AI Summit Top Influential AI School, 2016 report), and we believe that with highly educated talent and strong academic partnerships, we will achieve incredible results.

Founder

Ethan Tu

Former principal development manager at US-based tech giant Microsoft Corp, Ethan is well-known as the founder of PTT, which has grown into one of Taiwan’s most influential online forums since its launch in 1995.

Leadership

Alphabetical order by first name

Human Interaction

李宏毅 Hung-Yi Lee

陳縕儂 Yun-Nung Chen

楊奕軒 Yi-Hsuan Yang

Health Care

陳倩瑜 Chien-Yu Chen

阮雪芬 Hsueh-Fen Juan

蔡懷寬 Huai-Kuang Ysai

Recent Blogs

Observation of Information Manipulations on EU Parliament Elections

Executive Summary From the start of the year until early April 2024, detailed analysis has revealed the engagement of 16,902 troll accounts in related discussions, making up 12.10% of the total conversation. Media analysis during this…

Observation of Information Manipulations against TikTok Ban

Executive Summary The digital realm has witnessed TikTok's rapid ascension, captivating a global audience with its vibrant content and advanced algorithms. Yet, this rise has been shadowed by significant controversies, especially…

Decoding the Complex World of Somatic Mutations: A Pioneering Whole-exome Sequencing analysis Benchmark Study

In the quest to understand and treat cancer more effectively, our genomics team has embarked on a groundbreaking journey. By collaborating with Dr. Shu-Jui Hsu’s team at  National Taiwan University College of Medicine, we've delved into the…

2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Executive Summary During the tumultuous period surrounding Taiwan's presidential election, an extensive research endeavor unveiled a nuanced landscape of digital manipulation and misinformation. At the heart of this investigation lay the pervasive…

2024 Jan W1 - 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, we detected a significant number of potentially AI-generated scandalous videos, which were disseminated with the assistance of troll groups. Their aim was tarnishing the image of specific candidates. Chinese…

2023 Dec W4 - 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, AI Labs focused on troll operations and historical behavior on Facebook, organizing related information about these two groups on the Infodemic website as supplementary material. From September…

2023 Dec W3 - 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies From September to November 2023, PRC state-affiliated media’s primary narrative involved threatening Taiwan with war, accusing the Taiwanese government of pushing the island towards the brink of war. In…

2023 Dec Week2 - 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, PRC state-affiliated media has 2 major stories, “DPP’s election will lead to military danger” and “De-Sinicization of Taiwan’s curriculum”. Both are echoed by the troll groups.  The…

2023 Dec W1 - 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies After the failure of the KMT-TPP collaboration, the top active troll account groups (PTT #60011, Facebook #61009 and Facebook #61019) intensified solely attacking Democratic Progressive Party. Before the…

Taiwan AI Labs & Foundation

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Name        :財團法人台灣人工智慧發展基金會
Account    :153-018-0006262-9
Bank No     : 807
Swift Code : SINOTWTP

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