S. Korea’s AI Has a Long Way to Go, but It’s Not Late

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailMonday, March 21st, 2016 Jung Yeon-tae, chairman of the Forum Bigdata Future The historic Lee Sedol vs. AlphaGo match took the entire nation by storm, thankfully giving much-needed impetus to the government and companies’ efforts to develop AI technology. S. Korean President Park Geun-hye said on March 17 that she would create and preside over a strategic council on science and technology that will oversee the nation’s research and development (R&D) sector. In addition, the government will join hands with six large companies to set up an AI research center in order to narrow the gap between the nation’s AI technology and developed countries.’ For now, the highly-publicized human vs. AI Go faceoff is serving as a wake-up call for the government and companies. As a matter…


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