CMU and NTU AIROBO Held the 2nd “Taiwan is Helping: AI x Pandemic Prevention Online Forum”
Date：June 20, 2020
Taiwan has shown outstanding performance in the epidemic prevention for the COVID-19. On June 20th, 2020, China Medical University (CMU) and the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics of National Taiwan University, held the 2nd “Taiwan is Helping: AI x Pandemic Prevention Online Forum”, in which topics of public health strategies, medical care, digital technology, and testing development and application in the post-pandemic era were discussed.
Academician Chien-Jen Chen, the former Vice-President of Taiwan and an expert in liver cancer, attended the forum to give a keynote speech on the topic “The application of AI in Taiwan Epidemic Prevention”. Academician Chien-Jen Chen emphasized that the key to the success of Taiwan’s epidemic prevention lies in “cautious attitude, rapid response, and advance deployment”. In addition, Taiwan also has good performance in the research and development of the technology for epidemic prevention, such as the chest X-ray automatic detection system, and the social distancing application developed by AI.
“Technology innovation and caring for each other are the best ways to overcome the pandemic. Providing everyone with health care will promote a healthy living environment for all the people. Through mutual cooperation, we can definitely get through the pandemic situation,” said Academician Chien-Jen Chen.
“Although the domestic epidemic situation has stabilized, the situation in many countries are still severe, so we must be prepared for a long-term prevention. Therefore, how the government collaborate with the medical, industrial, academic, and research communities through modern technology, especially the advance deployment of medical AI, is a very important issue in the post-pandemic era,” said Dr. Chang-Hai Tsai, the Chairman of China Medical University & Health Care System.
Taiwan has world-class medical standards and modern technology. The government will support the biomedical industry and focus on the four key points of testing, developing vaccines, medical treatment, and medical materials to build up a national team for epidemic prevention and make Taiwan shine in the world stage.