Samsung’s future technology centers on AI, IoT

By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group said Tuesday that its future technology will center on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Of 32 research projects spearheaded by the group between 2014 and 2016 which are aimed at accelerating technology innovation, six were related to AI, the company said. The move comes amid heightened public interest in AI following the high-profile matches between Google’s AI program AlphaGo and South Korean Go champ Lee Se-dol earlier this year. Samsung said four projects involved IoT — a concept in which all tangible objects are connected to the internet and can identify themselves to other devices in order to exchange necessary data for improved efficiency and convenience. Samsung Electronics Co, the tech arm…


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