SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – News broke on August 20 that an R&D center devoted to artificial intelligence (AI) research will open its doors this coming October in Seoul’s Seocho District.
The facility will be housed on four floors at the Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations building located in the Umyeon neighborhood.
Major players in the tech industry like Samsung, LG and KT as well as small to medium-size businesses will set up research labs.
Working spaces will be available for startups and venture capitalist firms specializing in medicine, manufacturing, e-commerce and artificial intelligence.
Researchers will be able to take advantage of a range of benefits, from one-on-one mentoring sessions to skills training.
What will be particularly attractive to AI researchers is the access to a GPU cluster server (a computer cluster that enables high-speed calculations), an expensive piece of technology that will be provided at no charge.
The center will be jointly run by researchers and industry experts from public research university KAIST and Modulabs, an organization that coordinates research into cutting-edge technology.
KAIST will be directly involved in providing the training and educational programs offered at the center.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is looking to fill 46 vacancies at the center by September 11. The spaces offered are standard offices and open workspaces that will be shared with other companies.
All told, more than 280 businesses of all sizes will either have offices or operate research labs at the center.
Information on applying for working space at the center can be found at the Seoul Metropolitan Government website (http://english.seoul.go.kr/?SSid=101_01&tr_code=foreign) and the KAIST Center for Innovation Initiatives website (http://kci.kaist.ac.kr/website/).
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