Most people are not very familiar with the concept of artificial intelligence (AI). As an illustration,
when 1,500 senior business leaders in the United States in 2017 were asked about AI, only 17
percent said they were familiar with it. A number of them were not sure what it was or how it
would affect their particular companies. They understood there was considerable potential for
altering business processes, but were not clear how AI could be deployed within their own
Despite its widespread lack of familiarity, AI is a technology that is transforming every walk of
life. It is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we integrate information,
analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision making. AI has an impact on
the audience of policymakers, opinion leaders, and interested observers, and demonstrate how
AI already is altering the world and raising important questions for society, the economy, and
Under the themes “Shaping the Future with AI and Semiconductor” and “Scaling AI for the Real
World,” renowned experts will share the latest AI research achievements
Samsung Electronics recently announced that it will host the Samsung AI Forum 2022 from
November 8 to 9.
The Samsung AI Forum, now in its sixth year, is a place for exchanging technological advances
with world-renowned AI scholars and experts, sharing the latest AI research achievements and
exploring future research direction.
This year’s forum will be held in-person for the first time in three years and will also be live-
streamed on Samsung Electronics’ YouTube channel.
Those who are interested in the event can register to participate in the forum from October 18 to
the day of the event on the Samsung AI Forum website. Registered participants will be able to
receive a detailed program agenda and submit questions online.
Day one will be hosted by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) under the theme
“Shaping the Future with AI and Semiconductor.” Participants will discuss the current status and
research direction on AI that will lead the future of innovations in other fields including
semiconductors and materials.
Jong-Hee (JH) Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of Device eXperience (DX) Division at
Samsung Electronics, will start the forum by giving the opening remarks, followed by a keynote
speech from Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Canada. Afterward,
technology sessions, such as “AI for R&D Innovation,” “Recent Advances of AI Algorithms” and
“Large Scale Computing for AI and HPC” will be held.
During each technology session, renowned AI experts and the AI research leaders at SAIT will
be on stage to share their findings. Minjoon Seo, Professor at KAIST, and Hyunoh Song,
Professor at the Seoul National University, will introduce the latest research achievements on AI
algorithms, and the former IBM and Intel Fellow Alan Gara, who is one of the leading
researchers on supercomputers, will make a presentation on the evolution of computing and the
future of AI. AI research leaders at SAIT including Changkyu Choi, Executive Vice President
and Head of SAIT’s AI Research Center, will share the status and vision of Samsung’s research
The Samsung AI Researcher of the Year awards, which were established to discover excelling
rising researchers in the field of AI, will also be presented during the forum. In addition, various
programs, including poster presentations of excellent research papers, introduction of the SAIT,
exhibition of its research projects and networking event for researchers and students in the field
of AI will be held to accelerate active research in AI.
Day two of the forum will be hosted by Samsung Research under the theme “Scaling AI for the
Real World.” Participants will share the direction of future AI technological advancement that will
have an important impact on our lives, such as hyperscale AI, digital human and robotics
technology, which are the latest trending topics.
“This year’s Samsung AI Forum will be a place for participants to better understand various AI
researches currently underway in terms of ‘Scaling AI for the Real World’ to increase the value
of our lives,” said Dr. Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research. “We hope
many people, who are interested in the field of AI, will participate in this year’s forum, which will
be held both online and in person.”