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POSTECH and SK to Train ICT and AI Experts Together

2020-06-29 66

– POSTECH and SK ICT sign an MOU for cooperation in AI/DT areas.
– POSTECH to take charge of verification and certification of exams of AI/DT College of SK Group’s educational platform MySUNI

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POSTECH and SK Group will partner together to operate a world-class artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation (DT) educational content.

POSTECH and SK Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on June 25 for the successful advancement in ICT and AI. Under the agreement, POSTECH’s Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence (GSAI) will be put in charge of verifying and certifying the exams of AI/DT College of mySUNI, the in-house educational platform of SK Group. In addition, they will further cooperate to develop and operate the curriculum of advanced educational courses to train AI specialists.

The two organizations have agreed to establish a mutual collaborative system in various areas, including training of professional researchers, certification of ICT and AI skills, and research and development of new businesses.

“We entered into this MOU to effectively respond to the rapidly changing ICT environment and to secure new and professional technological content,” said Hyun Yoon, the vice president of mySUNI AI/DT College. “We are confident that our partnership with POSTECH’s AI graduate school will facilitate ‘deep change’ in SK employees.

Youngjoo Seo, the dean of POSTECH’s Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence, stated, “We will cooperate organically with SK with the technical expertise and knowledge of POSTECH who has been a leader in customized AI education and industry-academic cooperation.” He added, “Support for training human resources and continuous joint research in AI will serve as a foundation for SK employees to strengthen their AI/DT capabilities.”

MySUNI, which was launched in January this year, currently operates about 640 educational contents in nine areas, including happiness, social value and leadership, in addition to AI and DT. About 8,000 people log on daily to engage in education and popular courses such as “SKMS (SK management system)” and “SV Overview” (understanding the strategic direction of SV pursued by SK) have already been completed by more than 7,000 employees.