The sixth edition of the Samsung AI Forum 2022 was recently held. It was attended by more than 1,200 participants, who were able to enjoy the event for the first time in person, also, it is noteworthy that the event was broadcast live from YouTube.

An event where world-renowned academics had the opportunity to coincide with researchers from Samsung Electronics and industry experts to share their ideas about the future of artificial intelligence.

Sixth edition of the Samsung AI Forum 2022.

Now in its sixth year, Samsung Al Forum 2022, with more than 1,200 participants, is the first time the experience is being lived in person.

Highlighting that this global forum offers a comprehensive program organized by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Samsung Research 2.

Under the theme “Shaping the Future with AI and Semiconductors,” AI experts gathered to discuss the future direction of AI research that will create new milestones in AI-based materials and semiconductor innovation.

The day began with opening remarks from Jong-Hee (JH) Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of Samsung Electronics’ Device eXperience (DX) division. “I expect artificial intelligence technology to bring greater convenience and new experiences for everyone, while also laying the foundation for other key innovations in various fields and applications, including next-generation semiconductors,” Han said.

Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Canada, shared his latest research in a keynote presentation, titled “Why We Need Amortized, Causal and Bayesian Global Models.” He emphasized the use of amortized interference and Bayesian approach in causal models for AI exploring theories and designing experiments in the field of science and AI in general.

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In the “AI for R&D Innovation” session, SAIT’s research leaders, including Executive Vice President and Head of SAIT’s AI Research Center Changkyu Choi, shared the status and vision of Samsung’s AI research. Specifically, they discussed how AI technology will influence fields including semiconductors and materials development.

In a session called “Recent Advances in AI Algorithms,” Minjoon Seo, a professor at KAIST, and Hyunoh Song, a professor at Seoul National University, gave presentations on the latest research achievements on AI algorithms, including a large language model-based interface for ultra-precise semantic search.

Finally, in a session called “Large-Scale Computing for AI and HPC,” leading supercomputer researchers, including former IBM and Intel fellow Alan Gara, discussed the role of AI in the future of high-performance computing. They also presented an insightful case on processing-in-memory, an innovative technology that is enabling the development of next-generation supercomputers.

The Samsung ‘AI Researcher of the Year’ awards, which were established to discover outstanding emerging researchers in the field of AI, were also presented during the forum. It was awarded to five AI researchers, including Professor Mohit Iyyer from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In addition, various programs, which included paper presentations of excellent research papers, a presentation by SAIT, an exhibition of their research projects, and a networking event for researchers and students in the field of AI were held to accelerate active research in AI.