SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean university will host the world’s very first Artificial Intelligence World Cup later this year, which will see teams consisting of South Korean university students with artificial intelligence algorithm programs competing in multiple events, ranging from AI-based football and sports commentary to writing articles based on the outcome of the games.
According to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where the event will be held in November, each group consisting of five AI-based self-learning models will work as a team during the football match, with the intention of scoring as many goals as possible.
KAIST’s decision to hold an AI football match comes after South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol faced off with Google’s AlphaGo last year during the five-game Google DeepMind Challenge Match, with the program’s shocking 4 to 1 victory sparking quite the controversy in the AI industry.
The AI World Cup 2017 will also see artificial intelligence programs compete in sports commentary and produce articles based on the outcome of football matches that will take place on the same day.
From watching video footage of the football match, AI programs will then extract information and turn it into written words in the form of an article.
During the month of October, participants will be required to practice before they face off with other contestants during the first round of competition held in November. Those who win will then be through to the final stage scheduled to be held at the KAIST campus in Daejeon in December.
KAIST’s new AI competition shares its origins with the Federation of International Robot Soccer Association’s Robo World Cup, which has been held in the region every year since 1996.
The AI World Cup organization committee at KAIST was initially formed by academic members with expertise in various fields of science who had also taken part in organizing the Robo World Cup in the past.
Applications for participation are open from today until the end of September for those currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in South Korea who wish to participate in the event as a team of five.
For more information, visit http://mir.kaist.ac.kr.
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)