Successful Completion of “2021 Industry-University (Hancom Group–SKKU) Cooperation Conference”
On June 1, 2021 (Tue), the “2021 Industry-University (Hancom Group–SKKU) Cooperation Conference on Future AI Technology” was held at the Samsung Library, Natural Sciences Campus.
Sang-Chul Kim (Chairman of Hancom Group) and executives of 10 affiliate visited the SKKU’s Natural Sciences Campus and discussed on “exchange on current status of research on AI utilization and future cooperation plans”. They also visited the Aidine Robotics of Corporate Project Management Center and observed robot demonstration and research outcomes of Department of Artificial Intelligence (graduate school).
At the conference, Soon-Young Oh (executive director of Hancom Intelligence) introduced the current status of Hancom Group’s AI business and Yeon-Mook Park (director of Hancom Robotics) introduced the robot business and suggested ways to cooperate with Sungkyunkwan University.
From our university, Hyun-Seung Choo (director of Convergence Institute) introduced ‘G-ICT and Project to Foster Excellent ICT Talents”. SKKU’s “Foster Excellent ICT Talent” project is a government funded program worth 4 billion won a year for up to 10 years and the university has been operating the Department of Superintelligence Engineering since September 2020.
Ji-Hyung Lee (Dean of Department of Artificial Intelligence and Department of Applied Data Science) introduced ‘AI graduate school education and research status’. Sungkyunkwan University ranked 87th in the world in computer science in the 2019 Times World University Evaluation, and AI graduate researchers have filed 124 patents (including 17 international patents) in Korea over the past five years. Among them, 40 cases are making very remarkable achievements in AI-related fields.
Professor Seok-Han Lee explained the “next-generation robot technology based on artificial intelligence”, which is leading the innovation of manufacturing systems by converging AI technology with robot technology, and Professor Hyuk-Ryul Choi introduced outstanding research outcomes of Sungkyunkwan University under the theme of sensor and system technology for robots. Prof. Choi is the CEO of Aidine Robotics, which is an industrial robot manufacturer established at the SKKU’s Business Establishment Supporting Center.
Hancom Group expressed gratitude to Sungkyunkwan University by saying “It was an opportunity to learn Sungkyunkwan University’s remarkable education and research. We hope to cooperate with the SKKU in various field such as education as well as technical cooperation in the future.”
Hancom Group produces “Hancom Office which is used by all Koreans and has emerged as an ICT convergence company from a software company that specialized in AI, robots and blockchain solutions.
In the meanwhile, Hancom Group operates a social contribution project “Supporting Hangul Education institutions around the World.” In connection with this project, Hancom Group started sponsoring Sungkyunkwan University’s representative international contribution project, <Sungkyun Korean Writing Contest> since 2020.