South Korea to build US million AI supercomputers

The South Korean government will spend KRW 100 billion (US$86.7 million) on supercomputers for artificial intelligence, it announced this week. Supercomputers can analyse massive amounts of data faster, and help governments make more accurate decisions, like predicting natural disasters. South Korea will use the supercomputers to develop artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and big data analytics in government, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said. It will spend KRW 10 billion (US$8.6 million) every year for the next 10 years to build the computers and develop the technologies. The first phase of the project will build a supercomputer in five years, which could predict marine disasters, landslides and wildfires. This will be capable of processing a quadrillion (1000 trillion) digits in a second. In the next five years,…


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