Samsung to Concentrate on Three Fields in Future Technology Development

Samsung Group announced on July 11 that it selected 12 tasks in three fields – artificial intelligence for smart devices, quick-charge battery and functional exterior materials – for this year’s Samsung Research Funding Program for Future Technologies. This program, which started in 2013, is to support the development of basic sciences, materials science and information & communications technology as well as innovative and futuristic technologies based on an investment of 1.5 trillion won for 10 years.Specifically, the first field consists of six projects, including the development of dedicated deep learning chips to be led by professor Kim Jae-joon at Pohang University of Science & Technology. This task is to realize a low-power hardware accelerator imitating brain networks and operations by making use of silicon semiconductor technology. The outcome of the…


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