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Samsung Uncovers New Plan to Shape the Future with AI and Semiconductors

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Samsung Electronics has uncovered a new plan for shaping the future with AI and semiconductors by unveiling new milestones in AI-based semiconductor and material innovation. The tech goliath disclosed this today at the ongoing Samsung AI Forum 2022.

Samsung AI Forum

Samsung AI Forum is an annual AI event hosted by Samsung Electronics where world-renowned academics, researchers, and industry experts will come together to share their insights on the future of artificial intelligence, AI.

Currently, the event is hosted at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology with over 1,200 attendees. This year, Samsung AI Forum begins today, November 8th, and will conclude tomorrow, November 9th. This is the first time in three years that the event will be held in person due to the emergence of the novel coronavirus. 

Shaping the Future with AI and Semiconductors

Under the theme of “Shaping the Future with AI and Semiconductor,” Samsung AI experts discuss the future direction of AI research that will create new milestones in AI-based semiconductor and material innovation.

Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Canada, shared his latest research in a keynote presentation, “Why We Need Amortized, Causal and Bayesian World Models.” In causal models for AI that investigate theories and plan experiments in the realm of science and general AI, he emphasized the use of amortized inference and the Bayesian approach.

Yoshua Bengio
Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal | Image credit: Samsung

Meanwhile, in his opening remarks, Jong-Hee (JH) Han, Vice Chairman, CEO, and Head of the Device Experience (DX) Division at Samsung Electronics, said AI technology would provide better convenience and new experiences for all.

“I expect that AI technology will provide better convenience and new experiences for all while it also lays the foundation for other key innovations to various fields and applications, including next-generation semiconductors.” 

Samsung’s Vision for the Future of AI

In the “AI for R&D Innovation” session, research leaders at SAIT, including the Executive Vice President and Head of SAIT’s AI Research Center, Changkyu Choi, shared the status and vision of Samsung’s research on AI. In particular, they talked about how AI technology will affect industries like semiconductors and material development.

Minjoon Seo, a professor at KAIST, and Hyunoh Song, a professor at Seoul National University, gave a presentation on the most recent research accomplishments in AI algorithms in a session titled “Recent Advances of AI Algorithms.” This included a large language model-based interface for ultra-accurate semantic search.

Day Two: Samsung to Share Development Direction of Future AI Technologies

However, according to the firm, day two is themed “Scaling AI for the Real World.” There Samsung is expected to share the development direction of future AI technologies that will significantly affect our lives, including hyperscale AI, digital humanities, and robotics.

Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research will give a keynote on the “first steps of an effort to improve upon classical brain theories by optimizing biologically plausible unsupervised learning algorithms” and a welcoming remark.

Professor Terrence Sejnowski of the University of California San Diego in the United States, who founded NeurIPS, the most prestigious AI conference in the world, will speak about the intelligence of hyper-scale language models based on experimental studies examining the existence of intelligence in hyper-scale language models.

In all, professor Seungwon Hwang of Seoul National University will talk about how causality, evidentiality, and other types of information can be used to strengthen hyper-scale language models. Participants will also have the chance to view several demos and research posters created by the Global AI Center at the booth, where they may speak with the researchers in person.


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