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  • Seoul to host the global AI conference AICON 2019

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    • Seoul will host the “AION 2019” under the theme of “Human Intelligence X Artificial Intelligence” at AI Yangjae Hub on December 17
    • World-renown scholars and entrepreneurs specialized in AI will gather in Seoul and discuss the latest technology trends in the AI industry and ways to further develop it
    • 100 Venture Capitals and accelerators in Korea will be invited to Demo Day, which aims to provide networking opportunities with start-up companies and investors

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, December 16, 2019 — How will artificial intelligence (AI) change our society and our lives? An international conference where world-renown scholars and entrepreneurs specialized in AI will gather in Seoul and discuss the latest technology trends in the AI industry and ways to further develop it.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government said that it will host the “AION 2019” under the theme of “Human Intelligence X Artificial Intelligence” at AI Yangjae Hub (114, Taebong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul), opened by the city government in in December 2017 to foster AI-related unicorn companies and professional human resources.

    Currently, 50 companies have offices at the Hub, and around 70 companies by the end of this year and 180 by 2022 are expected to occupy it. The Seoul Metropolitan Government provides them with working spaces and also programs to match investors and support their advancement into the global markets.

    Such efforts have produced tangible results – the companies at the Hub have achieved increases in the sales, attracting investment and the number of workforces by more than two times from the last year. Also, it has turned out a total of 385 AI professionals this year through advanced education programs.

    Paul Werbos, the Planning Committee Member of the Korea 2050 (The Millennium Project of Korea), who is regarded as the master in AI of the US, and three other experts (two from other countries and one from Korea) will participate in the conference as keynote speakers.

    During the conference, 100 Venture Capitals (VCs) and accelerators in Korea will be invited to Demo Day, which aims to provide networking opportunities with start-up companies and investors. A total of 10 companies including four companies from the Hub and six ones selected from the AI Technology Commercialization Support Project will participate the Demo Day, and make presentations and discussions and take the questions from the audience.