Thailand’s DES ministry to establish national AI committee

Plans are underway by the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry in Thailand to establish a new national artificial intelligence (AI) committee. The initiative is part of the second phase of the national AI strategy. The strategy is a cornerstone of Thailand’s ASEAN Digital Economy and AI Hub Plan, a key driver for the country’s digital economy.

The ministry also intends to utilise a digital ID platform to bolster the digital wallet handout scheme.

DES Minister Prasert Jantararuangtong, while giving his keynote speech at Huawei’s Digital and Intelligence APAC Congress 2024 in  Bangkok, emphasised the country’s commitment to digital and intelligence technology development. He stated that the digital economy is perceived as a growth engine to enhance Thailand’s competitiveness and electronic transaction efficiency.

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Alex Morgan