With strong support from local communities, governments, and major enterprise companies, Kambria is committed to supporting AI developers. Because our community is the backbone of Kambria, we are working diligently to grow a tech ecosystem in Vietnam and beyond. 

Kambria has been the main organizer of several major AI events in Vietnam including the Vietnam AI Grand Challenge and VietAI Summit 2018 and 2019 where we provided developers with training, networking and community building. Learn more about these events and our current Kambria Code Challenge to get involved in accelerating AI and robotics development.

Vietnam AI Grand Challenge

Last year, Kambria held a series of hackathons called the Vietnam AI Grand Challenge. The event took place within the framework of the AI4VN National Artificial Intelligence Festival organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and VnExpress.

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At 3 regional rounds held in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi, 90 teams competed in 40-hour hackathons to develop the Ultimate AI Virtual Assistant in areas such as retail, education, and healthcare. Solutions included automatic chatbot calls, product counseling for customers through face recognition, and virtual assistants to help users learn English from daily news.

The 12 teams competing in the Grand Finale represented the best teams from the series and demonstrated the outstanding AI projects young Vietnamese talent is capable of developing.

To prepare for the Grand Finale, 12 winning teams from regional rounds participated in the Kambria AI Incubation Program and received mentoring from over 20 AI experts, business CEOs and major international AI research units. In total, we awarded $40,000 in prizes. Here’s a short video recapping the event.

VietAI Summit 2019

In November, after the Grand Challenge, Kambria partnered with VietAI to successfully host VietAI Summit 2019: “AI for the Future.” The Summit attracted over 500 attendees and featured a line-up of tech experts, world-class researchers, and business leaders in the artificial intelligence community locally and overseas.

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Speakers represented companies such as Google Brain, Toyota Research Institute, Kambria, NVIDIA, VinAI Research, Vinbrain, Deakin University, and Vietnam National University HCMC. Attendees learned about cutting-edge AI research and applications, not just in Vietnam, but around the world.

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Speakers at Panel Discussion from left to right: Dr. Thuc Vu (CEO & Co-founder of VietAI & Kambria), Dr. James J. Kuffner (CEO of Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development), Dr. Thang Luong (Senior Research Scientist, Google Brain), Dr. Truyen Tran (Associate Professor at Deakin University), Mr. Hung Truong (CEO of VinBrain), and Dr. Hien Pham (Head of Biomedical Photonics Lab of VNU)

Up Next — The Kambria Code Challenge Quiz 02

This year, Kambria is continuing to grow its developer community through the Kambria Code Challenge. The Challenge is a series of online quizzes that give developers an opportunity to test their knowledge of AI algorithms, prove their coding skills, earn rewards and get connected with Kambria’s corporate partners for career opportunities.

Are you ready for Quiz 02 of the Kambria Code Challenge? Quiz 01 has already passed but it’s not too late to get involved. 

Remaining Code Challenge Timeline 

  • Online Quiz 2: February 29th, 2020
  • Online Quiz 3: March 28th, 2020
  • Online Quiz 4: Final Round:  April 25th, 2020
  • Online Hackathon: May 2020 
  • AI Panel Discussion: June 2020

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Our AI topic for Quiz 02 is Convolutional Neural Networks. Be sure to brush up on this topic using your own resources and our detailed cheat sheet in order to place high in the competition. 

Register Now for Quiz 02!

Time: 2 PM – 2:45 PM UTC + 7, Saturday, 29th February, 2020

Registration: http://bit.ly/KambriaQuiz02

For more details, please visit: http://bit.ly/KambriaQuiz02Announcement

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Kambria is the first blockchain project to build an open innovation platform for frontier technology. We are focusing first on the AI and Robotics vertical with the backing of our well-established robotics company, OhmniLabs. Through existing partnerships with top universities and large international corporations, as well as access to talented developers, we aim to build an ecosystem that can bring the next wave of frontier technology to provide value to billions of people around the world. Kambria - Accelerating Frontier Technology

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