UNIST held an exhibit, highlighting major accomplishments of AI Innovation Park, which marks its first anniversary. The primary purpose of this event is to share the results of efforts to innovate industries in the southeastern region through artificial intelligence (AI).
The event, dubbed ‘UNIST AI Innovation Day‘ took place in the Natural Science Building of UNIST from December 22 to 23, 2021. The event showcased the outcomes of the projects that have been promoted by the AI Innovation Park.
The UNIST AI Innovation Park was launched in January 2021 with the purpose of creating AI hub in the southeastern region. It has been promoting AI-related projects, such as training AI experts for industry, carrying out industry-university joint research projects, providing support for AI startups and AI study groups, as well as developing new AI courses.
Organized by UNIST AI Innovation Park, the AI Novatus Academia is an intensive program, specifically designed for industrial engineers in the southeast region of Korea, who are interested in pursuing a certificate program. It has recently produced over 59 graduates. Through this, 51 local companies were able to train AI experts for industry. Those companies, such as Samyang Corp., Thyroscope Inc., Hyoseong Electric Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd., and Clinomics Inc., achieved a great deal in solving problems in the industrial fields through the implementation of AI projects in the curriculum.
There have been considerable achievements of industrial-academia research collaboration in various fields of AI, which includes autonomous driving, quality inspection, process optimization, wearables, semiconductors, and vehicle stability. UNIST professors and local companies in the field of AI have sought to improve industrial competitiveness through related research.
A total of 14 companies have moved into the AI Innovation Park, all specializing in AI. Eleven tenant companies, including Wedit Inc., Core[dot]Today Inc., InterX Corp., and SPCI Co. Ltd., showcased their competitive advantages by introducing their business models and technologies at the event. With the help of AI Innovation Park’s cutting-edge, AI-based technologies and facilities, these companies have been carrying out joint research projects, together with UNIST researchers.
Various other topics in AI research, such as astronomy research, robotics, nuclear power generation, new drug development, financial market forecasting, mobility, and advanced materials were also introduced at the event. Along with topic-based research presentations of research topics, there has been the introduction of a prototype by companies reside in the AI Innovation Park. Students also presented their group works with the use of activity-based posters.