What is Korea’s Strategy to Manage the Implications of Artificial Intelligence?

AlphaGo, Google’s DeepMind Artificial Intelligence (AI) program for Go game, recently beat the world’s top ranked Korean grandmaster Lee Se-dol in a five-game Go match in Seoul. Lee’s defeat by 4-1 turned into a shock for the Korean public and quickly spurred a major discussion on the state of Artificial Intelligence development and its broader impact on society. In response to the soaring public attention, the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) has laid out the Artificial Intelligence Information Industry Development Strategy, which aims to strengthen the foundation for AI growth. At the same time, the Korean government announced its plan to bring forth a Comprehensive Strategy for Artificial Intelligence Information Society by later this year. According to MSIP, this blueprint will provide in-depth analysis of the transformations…


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