In a time of great challenge, we look to technology and its judicious use and an upwelling of human compassion. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with its devastating health and economic consequences, our ability to work together is among the most vital strengths of our species. The invention of machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence is already playing a key role in improving our well-being. These technologies that augment our human capacity have delivered vaccines in record times. In the midst of such troubled times, we can celebrate the tools we use, including the Internet, to collaborate on a global scale never before possible. May this New Year bring essential improvement in the well-being of the Vietnamese people wherever they may be.