Minh Do of Fulbright University Vietnam in Vietnam will create a chatbot "NướcGPT" (Nước means water in Vietnamese) that combines cutting-edge AI tools with a user-friendly interface in the local language to support the management of salinity intrusion in the Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta, home to 21.5 million Vietnamese, is suffering from increased saltwater intrusion caused by multiple factors including climate change. They will fine-tune GPT3.5 and GPT4 using data in English and Vietnamese collected from diverse sources including literature reviews, field studies of water-related problems, and technological solutions. This will bridge the gap between complex scientific knowledge and practical decision-making, empowering users to make informed choices. They will also build a website to host their chatbot and field test it with selected stakeholders, including government officials and farmers to evaluate its usability, accuracy, and ability to support decision-making processes.
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