Seen above is the poster for the Korea Internet Conference 2023, which will take place early next week in Seoul. Photo courtesy of NIA

Leading-edge technologies will be discussed in two-day sessions

South Korea’s National Information Society Agency (NIA) announced on June 23 that it would hold the Korea Internet Conference 2023 during June 26-27 at InterContinental Seoul COEX.

With a theme of “Human Internet and Sustainable Future, the 31st edition of the annual gathering will feature more than 80 sessions about advanced technologies.

Included in them will be big data, artificial intelligence, next-generation networks, quantum, and urban aerial mobility, to name but a few, according to the NIA.

Upstage CEO Kim Seong-hoon will deliver a keynote speech about AI and ChatGPT, the chatbot program of OpenAI, which has attracted global popularity since its debut late last year.

Other keynote speakers will be Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute senior researcher Kim Seung-hwan and Microsoft executive Ham Sang-beom.

As a special session, the NIA will also come up with the issue of digital inclusiveness while dealing with the hot-button issue of opening public data.

Founded in the 1980s to underpin the country’s computerization and informatization, the NIA has played an active role in Korea’s fast growth in digital and info-tech businesses.

The state-backed agency, which is headed by President Hwang Jong-sung, also has worked on cutting-edge technologies, including AI.