The status of artificial intelligence projects in Korea

Everyone around the world, even those who are not familiar with the ancient game of Go, or baduk as it’s called in Korea, have been watching the matches between AlphaGo and top-ranking go player Lee Se-dol. The baduk series of the century started on March 9 and is due to end tomorrow, Tuesday 15. The five-round battle is between Korea’s Lee Se-dol, who had dominated the game for more than a decade, and artificial intelligence program AlphaGo boasting wins against all existing baduk computer programs. The historic series between man and machine has focused spotlight on artificial intelligence and the beginning of AI era. Today we have reporter Lee In-cheol of Korea Economic TV to tell us more about the AI industry and Korea’s efforts to catch up with AI…


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