ICT Innovation Square fosters 37,000 AI and SW experts

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South Korea’s ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Innovation Square is a project to foster 37,000 artificial intelligence and software experts. With the ever fast spread and application of cutting edge technologies in the world, countries big or small are moving fast to take better seats in the future industries. 

While South Korean government is pushing forward the project, South Chungcheong Province is joined hands with Chungnam Techno Park and Korea Polytech Asan to foster 1,365 young talents through ICT Innovation Square Chungnam. The province is planning to run local industry-linked display, semiconductor and automobile courses. For this, cutting edge developing tools and server as well as communal spaces, network events and technology seminars are provided and organized. An official of the province said “The young people nowadays already are familiar with AI and other cutting edge technologies so the courses will equip them with necessary knowledge and skills. We hope they will play a great part in activating regional economy.”


Korea Polytech Asan has fostered talented manpower in the field of cutting edge technologies for many years. An official said “We have to move faster to secure experts in the field as the competition is already heated up globally. The province is using the resource of local companies and industries to converge with advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, block chain and information and communication technologies. Korea Polytech Asan, therefore, is determined to take part to bring this forward.” Korea Polytech Asan is running various programs: big data and AI analysis, and block chain languages, electronic document and its application and development. You can enroll one or more of the courses at http://ai.dicia.or.kr. You need to create an account to do this. 


[Special Contribution] - ICT Innovation Square prepares for metaverse

Kim Ha-gyun, planning and coordination officer of South Chungcheong Province

COVID-19 has changed the way people interact each other. Instead of trading face to face, non-contact online trading is spreading fast. It is not unfamiliar now to see the word ‘metaverse’ on the media. It is a compound word for meta and universe. Metaverse is a collective virtual shared space where activities and trades of people are made.

In that virtual space, people buy and sell things such as money, lands, art products and many more. Experts predict that people in the future will live come across in reality and virtual space at the same time. 

However, the bigger the metaverse becomes, the more people excluded from the space. The phenomenon can compare with the horsemen during the Industrial Revolution in the UK who worried about the job being disappeared; which indeed disappeared. The advent of metaverse, in this respect, is excitement for the tech savvy and pressure for the technophobic. It might be a great pressure for the latter as money is likely to flow and exchange in virtual space also. 

South Korean government’s ICT Innovation Square project is part of this move to prepare and respond fast. The impact of this metaverse technology will affect big and wide in many fields especially the display, semiconductor and automobile. So we all had better prepare.

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