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THE INVESTOR
November 13, 2019
Big Reunion

Samsung

Samsung hosts annual forum on breakthrough AI tech

  • PUBLISHED :November 04, 2019 - 13:24
  • UPDATED :November 04, 2019 - 13:50
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Tech giant Samsung Electronics kicked off its third annual artificial intelligence forum on Nov. 4 in Seoul, where local and global artificial intelligence experts have gathered to share their research projects and discuss future advancements in the technology.

At this year’s event, presentations will be delivered on a range of technologies, including deep learning, autonomous driving systems and natural language processing.



On the first day of the forum, top-notch researchers in the deep learning sector, including Yoshua Bengio of University of Montreal, Trevor Darrell of UC Berkeley, Cho Kyung-hyeon of New York University and Simon Lacoste-Julien of University of Montreal, delivered lectures and presentations on AI technology.

Professor Yoshua introduced a concept of an AI solution learning the world like a child, through meta learning and reinforcement learning, while Darrell talked about the latest research trends in autonomous driving solutions that can make decisions in unexpected, complex situations on their own.

"The AI technology is already affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives,” said Kim Ki-nam, chief of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in his opening speech.

“I hope the forum becomes a venue where researchers share visions and discuss how to make the world a better place with the technology.”

On the second day of the event, Noah Smith of University of Washington and Abhinav Gupta of Carnegie Mellon University, among others, will take the stage to give presentations. They will speak on recurrent neural networks that enable AI solutions to human languages at a deeper level and robotic systems that learn to detect objects on their own in an efficient manner.

Around 1,700 professors and students in the sector are expected to participate in the two-day conference. The event is co-organized by SAIT and Samsung Research, the research and development unit of Samsung Electronics.

By Kim Young-won (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)

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