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KAIST, Google Join Hands to Train Experts in Artificial Intelligence
Running Seven Cooperative Programs on AI
KAIST, Google Join Hands to Train Experts in Artificial Intelligence
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • July 22, 2019, 10:58
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Shin Sung-chul (left), president of KAIST, shakes hands with John Lee, president of Google Korea, after signing a partnership agreement to train AI experts at the university’s main campus in Daejeon on July 19.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has joined hands with Google to train experts in artificial intelligence (AI).

KAIST announced on July 21 that it has signed a two-year industrial-educational partnership agreement at the main campus in Daejeon on July 19. It has been working together with Google since last year to operate Asia’s first “AI intensive research awards program.”

With the latest agreement, KAIST will run seven cooperative programs in the future. The programs include AI intensive research awards PhD fellowship, a program which helps students to take part in international conference, curriculum development and support, Google cloud platform training support, Google internship and Google visit.

The AI intensive research awards program has been participated in by Hwang Sung-ju, a professor in the School of Computing at KAIST, and Hwang Eui-jong, a professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from October last year. The two professors have received US$50,000 (58.80 million won) in research funding each for a year to team up with Google researchers and engineers for R&D, and they can extend the project period by up to two years depending on their achievements.