Samsung launches AI research unit for semiconductor demand – reports

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Samsung has launched its own AI research unit under its device solutions division aimed at conducting research and creating AI technologies designed to enhance the semiconductor manufacturing process.

The division, according to sources cited by The Korea Herald, is not yet fully operational but will be led by Shim Eun-soo, a former head of AI software research at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Samsung Electronics is now in the process of scouting for AI researchers with doctorates from universities including the University of Tokyo and the State University of New York, the report added.

The company’s bets in artificial intelligence continue. In November, Samsung announced plans to increase its efforts in AI and 5G to drive innovation across its business. During an AI forum held at the company’s R&D Center, Samsung’s head of IT and mobile communications, Koh Dong-jin, said: “In a hyperconnected society via 5G, AI and Internet of Things, a company that innovates user experiences will be a global business leader. 5G, AI will lay the ground for technology innovations for smartphones, wearables, speakers, Internet of Things, augmented reality and virtual reality, and provide a turning point for our everyday lives.”

In July, Samsung researchers successfully managed to develop an AI that generates realistic 3D renders of video scenes. The researchers, in a paper detailing the neural network behind AI, explained the inefficient process of creating virtual scenes in the modern day. Result of a 3D scene created by the AI showed that such a solution could one-day help game development, especially video game counterparts of movies that are already being filmed.

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