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Inquiry on Artificial Intelligence Training

Requested from DOST by Nasvin del Rosario at 07:54 PM on Nov 19, 2019.
Purpose: For Information Dissemination
Date of Coverage: 11/18/2019 - 11/19/2019
Tracking no: #DOST-317492603679

Nasvin 07:54 PM, Nov 19, 2019

Hello, I learned from recent news that DOST ist set to train 30K people on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. It said that the program would run for three years, with a total budget of PHP50.84 million. It is dubbed as the "Sustainability Program for Data Science Reskilling, Training and Adoption" (SPARTA), this AI-capability building program will be done online

1. Are there guidelines already on who can apply?

2. When is the application period?
November 22, 2019

Dear Nasvin,


Thank you for your request dated Nov 19, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Inquiry on Artificial Intelligence Training.

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) at (02) 426-9755, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal.

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Jhoven G. Litana
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