Sam­sung vice chair­man meets AI gu­rus to dis­cuss fu­ture

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS -

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics vice chair­man on Wednesday met with two lead­ing ex­perts in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) to share the lat­est in­dus­try trends and strate­gies for fu­ture busi­nesses, the com­pany said.

Lee Jae-yong, de facto chair­man of the Korean tech gi­ant, met with Yoshua Ben­gio, pro­fes­sor of the Univer­sity of Mon­treal, and Se­bas­tian Se­ung, pro­fes­sor at the Prince­ton Neu­ro­science In­sti­tute and De­part­ment of Com­puter Sci­ence, who were in Seoul to at­tend Sam­sung’s AI fo­rum held early this week.

Ben­gio is a Cana­dian com­puter sci­en­tist, most noted for his work on ar­ti­fi­cial neu­ral net­works and deep learn­ing, and has been work­ing on AI al­go­rithms on voice, im­age recog­ni­tion and au­tonomous driv­ing at Sam­sung’s AI lab in Mon­treal since 2017.

Se­ung, who is known for his re­search work on new com­pu­ta­tional tech­nolo­gies for map­ping the con­nec­tions be­tween neu­rons, has served as chief re­search sci­en­tist at Sam­sung since 2018.

“Let’s break the limit in think­ing to take the lead in the fu­ture,” Lee was quoted as say­ing in his meet­ing with the two schol­ars.

Their meet­ing comes as the world’s largest mem­ory chip and smart­phone maker has ex­panded in­vest­ment in 5G mo­bile net­works and AI to en­hance com­pet­i­tive­ness of its core busi­nesses and find new growth drivers in the fast-chang­ing tech in­dus­try.

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