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[The 154th KISTEP Wednesday Forum] AI-based innovation strategy in the era of superintelligence
- Writer KISTEP
KISTEP held the 154th KISTEP Wednesday Forum under the theme of "AI-based innovation strategy in the era of superintelligence" on February 8.
△ Opening Remarks by Byung-Seon Jeong, President of KISTEP
In the opening remarks, President Jeong said, "AI will have a decisive impact on national security and industry in the future. It would be great to discuss here today how to apply AI strategically and innovatively at the pan-national level in the era of superintelligence."
△ Presentation by Seung-su Jun, Office of National R&D Coordination
Seung-su Jun, Director General of the Office of National R&D Coordination, gave a presentation on behalf of Tae-Ho Hwang, Vice President of Semiconductors & Displays R&D Division of KETI (Korea Electronics Technology Institute). "We need to approach AI from two perspectives: advantages and unexpected disadvantages," Jun said. In terms of the advantages, he explained the rapid influence and the future of AI, which is playing a central role in this changing world.
On the other hand, Jun pointed out controversial issues such as the monopoly of AI, how to manage the large-scale profits generated by it, and whether to recognize them. "Further efforts will be necessary to open a new discussion through an organization exclusively responsible for AI ethics and to establish the extent of regulation at an early stage. In particular, AI industry is related to faster and better availability. Therefore, it is important to secure a cooperative network between the private sector and the government," he added.
In the panel discussion, Jin Park (CEO of Acryl Inc.), Hyoung Don Moon (Vice President of the Technology and Innovation Department of the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation), and Heui Seok Lim (Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Korea University) participated in the active discussion presided over by Jun.
△ Jin Park, CEO of Acryl Inc.
Jin Park, CEO of Acryl Inc., explained three things: democratization of AI, generative AI, and sustainable AI. He revealed a negative opinion on Hyperscale AI model. "There are issues such as carbon emissions, unrefined data, and R&D bias. It is important to prepare for the social, economic, and cultural changes that rapid technological changes will bring. In addition, experts need to communicate with people so that we have a more accurate understanding of what we should fear and be ready for," he said.
△ Hyoung Don Moon, Vice President of Technology and Innovation Department, Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation
Hyoung Don Moon, Vice President of the Technology and Innovation Department of the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation, revealed a positive opinion on living with AI. “AI is being rapidly developed to make human life more convenient. The development should be accelerated with priority given to three things: data, computing, and algorithms. It is necessary to proceed with the technology development while contemplating its direction and the way to create a nationwide computing environment to support it,” he added.
△ Heui Seok Lim, Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University
Heui Seok Lim, Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Korea University, said, "Korea has a world-class AI technology. As a fast-mover, it is time for us to take bold action to attempt things that other countries and institutions are not doing by accepting research proposals." He also emphasized increasing data accessibility, which is insufficient compared to big tech companies, and providing incentives adequate for competent individuals.