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▲Research progress is presented at the 2017 1st Machine Intelligence Learning Workshop held at the KAIST Institute main hall in Daejeon.
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Hosted by the Machine Intelligence and Robotics Multi-Sponsored Research and Education Platform (MIR MSREP Head: KAIST Professor Jong-Hwan Kim), the 1st Machine Intelligence Learning Open Workshop will be held on the coming 14th in the 2nd Floor Matrix Hall of the KAIST KI Building in Daejeon.
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2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Ranking Natural Sciences and Engineering Department Assessment ? Electrical Engineering On November 22, Professor Jong-Hwan Kim, Dean of KAIST College Engineering, discussed a number of items including cooperation in the robotics education and technology field at the KAIST Seoul Dogok Campus. Mudanjiang City Deputy Mayor Mung Heo, Golden Jumping Group President Chun-Hak Kim, HIT Robot Group Vice President Zong Xiao, and Korea Robot Sports Association President Young-Soo Park took part in the meeting.
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【 Newscaster 】 We have already witnessed the alarming speed at which artificial intelligence is developing with AlphaGo, the AI-driven Go program. KAIST recently held the Open KAIST event, which presents the outcomes of its research programs to the public. Advanced technologies such as the world’s first AI World Cup and mobile health innovations were showcased. Here’s Lee Jae-gon with the story. 【 Reporter 】 AI, which has already demonstrated its alarming power in AlphaGo, has now entered the world of football. At Open KAIST 2017, the AI World Cup, which will be held for the first time in the world in December at KAIST, was demonstrated. Unlike programs in the past that were designed and controlled by humans, these robots have learned the data by themselves so that they can act according to their own judgments and predictions. ▶ Interview : Kim Jong-hwan/ Dean, College of Engineering, KAIST - “In the past, decisions to attack, pass or defend were made based on instructions given by human programmers beforehand. This AI learns everything by itself, rather than obeying commands.” This is the first time that AI will be playing a ball game independently. Moreover, the event will be reported live by AI commentators, and reports will be written by AI as well. The lights come on once the user sits on the chair, and biometric data appears on the screen with a wave of the hand. This is a biometric system that can measure biological data such as pulse rate, blood pressure, and temperature just by filming the user’s face with a camera, without the need for sensors attached to the body. ▶ Interview : Kim Chang-ik / Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST - "We have amplified microscopic changes in video signals that take place on the face but are not visible to the naked eye. This allows us to measure the number of times blood is pumped in a minute. " Just lie on the bed and it detects bio-signals while you sleep, and connect to the smart home for medical consultation via augmented reality. The Open KAIST event comprises over 70 programs including laboratory tours, demonstrations of research outcomes, and lectures, held by 23 departments and research centers. The event was attended by over 10,000 visitors last year. This has been Lee Jae-gon from TJB. TJB Taejon Broadcasting Corporation >> Link to original article http://www.tjb.co.kr/sub0301/bodo/view/id/28590/version/1
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Joongang Ilbo University Rankings 2017 STEM Programs - Electronic Engineering Professor Kim Jong-hwan (third from right) of the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST, which received the accolade of the highest ranking in the Electronics Engineering Department this year, checks the operation of ‘Mybot’, a robot that understands human emotions. [Kim Seong-tae, Freelancer] In the movie ‘Her’ (2013, USA), a male protagonist living by himself in loneliness meets Samantha, an AI program that thinks on its own and feels emotions. He falls in love with Samantha, who understands him and listens to him. Could such a thing happen in real life? Professor Kim Jong-hwan’s team at the School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST are currently working on developing a real life ‘Samantha’. In June, Professor Kim developed AI technology that could hold a conversation by analyzing the expressions, voices, and tendencies of humans. When the AI is loaded on a robot, it could become a household service robot that can help with loneliness by providing conversation, and even read the user’s emotions. According to Professor Kim Jong-hwan, “a ‘digital organism’ that goes beyond voice recognition technology and responds to user questions and commands, to converse with the user by reading his or her emotions could be created.”[Source: Joongang Ilbo] [Electronics Engineering]'AI that reads emotions’ from KAIST, Postech Students Design Their Own Lessons
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July 12, 2017 A34 Analysis and Prospect Key Tasks for Fourth Industrial Revolution Jong-Hwan Kim Dean of the College of Engineering of KAIST The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a technological revolution to introduce a new digital world that coexists with beings possessing artificial intelligence in a new extended world that connects reality and virtual reality. In other words, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving an extended world and a digital world. Given the trend of technological progress to date, the next-generation wave of technology in the new era is arguably intelligence technology. Information technology to extract information from data emerged in the early 1990s, and such information has been organized into knowledge and the knowledge-based society witnessed in the early 2000s. The ability to take advantage of information and knowledge is intelligence, which is why intelligence technology and artificial intelligence, its main element, have come to the fore. Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the technology to learn about human intelligence, make inferences, and predict the future. It is simply the technology used by computers to learn about human knowledge and way of thinking. AI recently has been drawing greater attention because it is making the acquisition of big data and machine learning far easier and allowing parallel computing to perform real-time operation. In this regard, AI is expected to exert a significance influence over not only industries, but also all areas of society including culture and arts, which have long been considered a unique realm reserved for humankind. The AI World Cup to be held by KAIST in November of this year will feature AI players that learn and play games, AI commentators that watch and broadcast the games, and AI reporters that write articles about the event. As I remarked in my previous interview that “technology will reach as far as our imagination allows,” breakneck technological development is becoming a reality in all sectors in our society. Meanwhile, as AI begins to replace jobs traditionally assumed by human beings, concern is rising over shrinking jobs and extreme economic inequalities. Indeed, most jobs for data processing, analysis, and prediction may soon disappear. From the perspective of shared intelligence, however, our society will be further diversified instead of polarized. What we have learned from the past industrial revolution is that the disappearance of traditional jobs is likely to result in the creation of new jobs. It is therefore necessary to prepare a curriculum for the types of jobs that will emerge. In this context, the “human-centered Fourth Industrial Revolution,” as recently announced by the government, can be understood as a process of nurturing convergent leaders who will create new jobs and bring about change and realizing an intelligence-based society where marginalized people are protected and the disparity in social development is mitigated, all of which targets the preparation of a future beneficial to everyone. At the national level, the Fourth Industrial Revolution gives Korea a new opportunity to reach per capita GDP of $50,000. Sony used to be the world’s top analog television manufacturer, but it eventually lost its position to competitors including Korean companies equipped with advanced digital technology. Similarly, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will give businesses a good opportunity to change the rules of the game and become new industrial leaders. At the personal level, users will readily access and share intelligent information and knowledge. It is anticipated that this will guarantee equal opportunities to everyone regardless of their educational background or income level. To seize this golden opportunity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Korea needs to take the initiative in accelerating technological development by sharing open source-based technology. In addition, although big data played a pivotal role in developing AI, Korean society has had difficulty securing big data. This made the nation only a second mover as its research largely relied on data publicized by foreign countries. It is thus important for the Korean government to ease excessive regulations on data collection and streamline the administrative process to improve research efficiency. Only mutual trust and open-mindedness of all members of our society will enable Korea to seize this golden opportunity.