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

劉庭祿 Tyng-Luh Liu

Smart City

莊永裕 Yung-Yu Chuang

Recent Blogs

Speaker Verification and Speaker Retrieval

Speaker verification is the task that given two segments of audio signal, we are supposed to verify whether both signals came from the same identity of the speaker or not. While inferencing, we first transform the audio signal into the corresponding speaker embedding, then calculate the similarity between two embeddings which is used to compare with the certain threshold later.

Extracting The Most Significant and Relevant Relational Facts From Large-Scale Biomedical Literature

pubmedKB is “a novel literature search engine that combines a large number of state-of-the-art text-mining tools optimized to automatically identify the complex relationships between biomedical entities—variants, genes, diseases, and chemicals—in PubMed abstracts” (Li et al.).

The Third-Party Federated Learning Model Interfacing

Federated learning(FL) is a deep learning approach that trains a model across multi-center without data circulation. Without the local training dataset exchangement in each center, the data can be well protected and more private.

Hovering Around a Large Scene with Neural Radiance Field

Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) has been a popular topic in computer vision since 2020. By modeling the volumetric scene function with a neural network, NeRF achieves state-of-the-art results for novel view synthesis.

Taiwan AI Labs Partners With Shin-Kong Hospital for Ensuring Quality in Clinical Application of NGS

Medical care in cancer treatment planning and inherited disease diagnosis have increasingly adopted genetic-based examination as part of standard medical care. At the beginning of 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration(TFDA) modified…

Columbia University and Taiwan AI Labs sign MOU to accelerate AI application for sustainable development

Responding to the UN's "2030 Sustainable Development Goals," Taiwan AI Labs and the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at Columbia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focusing on key collaborations in artificial intelligence (AI) and data governance. The move aims at enhancing academic cooperation and developing human-centered AI solutions to achieve the global sustainable development goals.

Enhance MIDI Generation with Harmonic and Rhythmic Features

Music generation at Taiwan AI Labs is based on the generation of note sequences. This approach preserves most details of a piece of music, but to the human ear, music is not only a set of notes, but the patterns that are formed by them. This…

Investigating the Impact of Facebook Polarization on the 2021 Taiwanese Referendum

Taiwan has four important upcoming referendums on December 18, 2021. “Pork Imports”, “Referendum Dates”, “Nuclear Plant”, “Algae Reef Protection.” According to previous research, disinformation and manipulation of the media could influence public opinion on topics like these referendums. This study will examine how Facebook has affected the polarization of public opinion on these topics over the previous eleven months. The phenomenon of public opinion polarization and the factors affecting policy support and political attitudes will be analyzed using artificial intelligence technology. The polarization impact of pages that demonstrated evidence of potential media manipulation through coordinated behavior were considered. Within these pages, those that were shared most often are referred to as “amplifiers.”

Exploring Atypical Online Coincidental Behavior on PTT

This study focuses on atypical coincidental behavior on the Taiwan social media, PTT1, to discover attempts to manipulate public opinion during the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Taiwan from May through August 2021.

Taiwan AI Labs & Foundation

Donation

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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