The keynote session has been designed as an exploration into the question, “How can we change?” posed by two contemporary AI luminaries. Across various facets of society, and industry, transformations are unfolding through AI. AI has already been providing answers toward a fair, stable, and inclusive AI. The choice lies within our collective intelligence.
Speaker │ James Landay Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University / Vice Director, Stanford Institute for HAI
James Landay is a Professor of Computer Science and the Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He co-founded and is Vice Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).
Landay previously was a tenured faculty member at Cornell Tech, the University of Washington, and UC Berkeley. He was also Director of Intel Labs Seattle and co-founder of NetRaker. Landay received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley, and MS and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and an ACM Fellow. He served on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee for six years.
Speaker │ Jeong Jae-seung Professor, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
Having authored over a million best-selling science books and academic papers published in Nature, Jaeseung Jeong is undoubtedly one of the most prominent scientists of our era. After completing his undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), he earned his doctoral degree specializing in complex systems science and brain modeling. His academic journey took him through positions as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Yale University and as an assistant professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Currently, he is a professor at KAIST in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and holds the prestigious position of Head of the School of Transdisciplinary Studies. His primary research areas encompass the neuroscience of decision-making, brain-robot interfaces, brain modeling for mental disorders, and brain-based artificial intelligence. He has garnered several accolades, including recognition as one of “Young Global Leaders” from the World Economic Forum in 2009 and the “the Republic of Korea Order of Merit. Additionally, he is an accomplished author, having penned works such as "Jaeseung Jeong’s Science Concert" and "Twelve Footprints".
Moderator │ Junghye Lee Professor, Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program, Seoul National University
Junghye Lee serves as an Assistant Professor in the Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program at Seoul National University. Her primary focus lies in the realms of artificial intelligence and big data, two pivotal components of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Throughout her career, Professor Lee has exhibited a profound commitment to research and education in these domains. Her scholarly contributions are notable, with a prolific publication record comprising 26 papers featured in esteemed international academic conferences, SSCI journals, and SCI(E) journals. Professor Lee also boasts an impressive portfolio of 13 domestic and international patents, showcasing her innovative prowess. In recognition of her outstanding work, her paper was honored with three Best Paper awards at the prestigious IMIA conference in 2019, an accomplishment that surpassed a daunting competition rate of just 0.2%. Furthermore, in 2020, she received the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Award for her invaluable contributions to the field of smart port logistics research and talent development. Professor Lee's collaborative efforts extend across various sectors. She actively engages in projects with MUSINSA, a prominent startup in the fashion industry, as well as leading corporations in manufacturing, including LG Electronics, POSCO, and SK Lubricants. Additionally, her involvement in healthcare spans collaborations with esteemed institutions such as Eulji University Hospital and Kosin University Hospital. This multifaceted engagement underscores her dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation in diverse fields.
In the healthcare circle, AI is rapidly emerging as an exceptionally reliable diagnostic tool and an optimal means to reduce costs and budgets. We seek to examine the achievements and future prospects of AI in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and treatments.
Speaker │ Jimmy Yen-Chu Lin CEO, Insilico Medicine Taiwan
Jimmy is the CEO of Insilico Medicine Taiwan, a subsidiary of Insilico Medicine. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences from ETH Zurich and completed his postdoctoral training at A*STAR Singapore and Harvard University. He is also serving as an adjunct assistant professor at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, is connecting biology, chemistry, and clinical trial analysis using next-generation AI systems. The company has developed AI platforms that utilize deep generative models, reinforcement learning, transformers, and other modern machine learning techniques to discover novel targets and to design novel molecular structures with desired properties. Insilico Medicine is delivering breakthrough solutions to discover and develop innovative drugs for cancer, fibrosis, immunity, central nervous system diseases, and aging-related diseases.
Jimmy led several external collaboration projects with top pharma companies, such as Janssen and Astellas. His team successfully reached milestones. Furthermore, his team collaborates with Foxconn in quantum computing to dedicate innovation in AI drug discovery, and the results are published in scientific journals.
Speaker │ Yoo Dong-geun CAIO, Lunit
Donggeun Yoo earned his BS in 2011, MS in 2013, and PhD in 2019, all at the School of Electrical Engineering in KAIST. His doctoral dissertation (comprising four chapters, all published), titled "Deep Learning Based Visual Recognition Robust Against Background Clusters", was written under the supervision of Prof. In So Kweon.
During his PhD years, he co-founded Lunit, a Seoul-based medical AI startup, with his lifelong friends in 2013. Currently serving as the Chief AI Officer (CAIO) at Lunit, he is committed to advancing the field of cancer screening and cancer treatment through AI technologies, with a specific focus on radiology and oncology.
Speaker │ Kim Jae-jin Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital
Jae-Jin Kim is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yonsei University College of Medicine and a psychiatrist at Gangnam Severance Hospital. For the past 20 years in an effort to overcome mental illness, he has continued to perform functional brain imaging studies for identifying pathophysiology and to conduct virtual reality and digital therapy research for developing new treatment technologies and has published them in the world's leading journals.
Based on these, he is currently working to expand the domestic research base by serving as the president of Korean Society for Human Brain Mapping and the president of Korean Society for Digital Therapy. He has recently led multifaceted activities in the fields of research and administration to introduce new digital therapeutics into medical settings.
Moderator │ Ye Jong-chul Professor, Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence (AI), KAIST
Jong Chul Ye is a Professor of Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence (AI) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Seoul National University, Korea, and the Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette.
Before joining KAIST, he worked at Philips Research and GE Global Research in New York. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, and an editorial board member for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He is currently an associate editor for IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, and a Senior Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
He is an IEEE Fellow, was the Chair of IEEE SPS Computational Imaging TC, and IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer. He was a General Co-chair for IEEE Symp. On Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2020, and is a Program Co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2024. He is the President of Korean Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (KoSAIM).
The emergence of AI robots capable of understanding natural language is accelerating the potential and scope for their utilization, not only in specific industries but also in everyday life. We will explore how government policies that align with industry research and efforts, along with international case studies, can guide collaborative efforts between academia and industry to navigate this forthcoming era of massively scaled AI-based industries.
Speaker │ Ayesha Khanna CEO, Addo (Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions Firm Headquartered in Singapore)
Dr. Ayesha Khanna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Addo, a global artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm headquartered in Singapore. Ayesha was named one of Southeast Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine and is a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities, and the metaverse to leading corporations and governments worldwide.
Ayesha is a highly regarded speaker on AI and disruptive technologies, provides high-level government and board briefings, and was a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies.
Ayesha serves on the board of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in smart buildings, creating safe, healthy, and sustainable spaces with the world's largest portfolio of building technology, software, and service solutions. She is a member of the Governance Committee.
Ayesha previously served on the board of AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, which was part of the FTSE100, before its acquisition by Schneider Electric. She was a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Speaker │ Shim Hyun-chul Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
Dr. Hyunchul Shim is a professor at the School of Elecrtical Engineering at KAIST. He has been working on cutting-edge autonomous driving/flying technologies by combining robotics and AI. He won the 2021 Hyundai Motor Challenge and the 2019/2020 AI Grand Challenge hosted by MSIT. Recently, he has gathered attention by proposing a novel concept of humanoid robots powered by LLM AI. He received Minister Awards form MOLIT and MSIT. He also won the Research Grand Prize from KAIST in 2020.
Speaker │ Shon Woong-hee President, Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement
He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Hanyang University and participated in the development of the first domestically produced quadruped walking robot, KAISER, during his time as a researcher at KAIST. Later, he joined the KITECH when it was founded and worked there for over 30 years as one of the founding members. His main research areas include vehicle systems, intelligent robotics, and HRI.
He has held various key positions such as the Head of Robotics Technology Division, Director of the National Industrial Convergence Support Center, Head of Future Strategy Division, and Director of the Convergence Research Institute. He has also served as a concurrent professor at Hanyang University and UST, specializing in intelligent robotics, mobility, convergence technology, and industrial policies. He has been recognized for his contributions to robotics research and national industrial policies and has been listed in "Marquis Who's Who in the World". In April 2021, he assumed the position of the 5th Director of the KIRIA.
Moderator │ Lee Seong-yeob Professor, Graduate school of Management of Technology, Korea University
Since 2020, he has served as the president of the Korea Data Law and Policy Society and concurrently serves as the director of the Technology Law and Policy Center and the Data and AI Law Center at Korea University. He also serves as an advisory member of the President's Digital Platform Government Committee, a member of the Prime Minister's National Data Policy Committee, and the Media and Content Industry Convergence Development Committee. He also serves as chair of the regulatory review committee of the Personal Information Protection Committee. Based on administrative experience and legal practice, he is an authority well-versed in laws and policies in administrative regulation, ICT, data, and AI.
Is the realm of the mind exclusive to humans? Can AI provide solace and understanding to the human mind? Can the human mind be read through brain imaging? Recently, AI has entered the realm of religion. We examine how, in the AI era, we can perceive what we once considered uniquely human—the mind and human existence—from the perspective of philosophy and psychology.
Speaker │ Kim Jae-yin Professor, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Kyunghee University
After graduating from the Department of Aesthetics at Seoul National University, he studied contemporary philosophy such as Nietzsche and Deleuze at the Department of Philosophy in graduate school and has been researching the philosophy of art and technology (PhD).
He published 'Rethinking Human in the Era of Artificial Intelligence' (2017) and 'AI Big Bang: Generative AI and the Renaissance of the Humanities' (2023). In addition, he wrote 'Philosophy of the New Normal'(2021), which reflected on COVID-19 and the future of humanity and won the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Award. He offers a unique perspective on how philosophy and the humanities can respond to the challenges of AI.
Speaker │ Kwon Jun-soo Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University
Jun Soo Kwon is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Brain & Cognitive Sciences at Seoul National University. He is also involved in patient care at Seoul National University Hospital's Department of Mental Health. Kwon has held leadership roles as President or Chair in several prominent South Korean organizations, including the Korean NeuroPsychiatric Association, the Korean Academy of Anxiety and Mood, The Korean Society for Cognitive Science, and the Korean Society for Human Brain Mapping. In addition to his national roles, he has been an active member of international organizations such as the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) where he served on the Board of Directors and the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) where he held the position of Councillor.
His research primarily focuses on using brain imaging techniques to understand the causes and mechanisms of mental disorders, with a particular emphasis on early detection and treatment of these conditions. Kwon has played a leading role in advocating for the revision of diagnostic terminology from “schizophrenia” to “schizophrenia spectrum disorders” to reduce stigma associated with this condition. He has authored and co-authored over 400 papers published in SCI(E)-indexed journals and has written and translated books on diverse topics including “Why Do I Make Myself Tired?”, “Reading the Brain, Reading the Mind,” and “Satisfaction.” Kwon has received several prestigious awards, including the Asan Award in Medicine, the Wunsch Medical Award, and the Emil von Behring Award from the Korean Medical Association. Currently, his main focus is on the development of “AI Psychiatrist” utilizing digital psychiatry and AI technologies.
AI is now generating works in fields like music and visual arts. Is AI alleviating human effort in creation, or is it serving as an artist that produces works for human enjoyment? We delve into how AI’s creative contributions impact human creativity, exploring the protagonists, achievements, limitations, and possibilities in various AI creation and collaboration endeavors.
Speaker │ Ahn Chang-wook Professor, AI Graduate School, GIST
Professor Chang Wook is currently working at the GIST AI Graduate School and has been serving as the CEO of CreativeMind Inc., an AI music startup, since 2017. In 2016, he successfully developed the first AI composer in Korea named "EvoM," which gained attention following the AlphaGo event. Since then, EvoM has released digital singles across various genres, ranging from EDM to K-pop. Additionally, EvoM has continuously released collaboration songs with famous singers such as Hong Jin-Young, Lee So-Jung, and Ailee.
Notably, the collaboration song with Ailee, "I Feel So Alone," became the first AI-generated song to enter the top 10 of the Melon chart within four weeks of its release. Prof. Ahn is currently researching the principles and functions of human intelligence based on the synthesis of human expertise and experiential data, moving away from the simple deep learning-based hyper-scale AI research. He particularly focuses on creative intelligence such as music composition, which is a unique ability possessed only by humans. With this, he aims to open a new world, such that anyone can easily and quickly create and enjoy music content through their own composer, anytime and anywhere.
Speaker │ Hong Ji-young Film Director
Jiyoung HONG is a film director.
She previously was an adjunct Professor of the Department of Film Studies at Chung-Ang University and an adjunct professor of the Department of Directing at the Korea Academy of Film Arts.
She has directed films such as "The Naked Kitchen", "Marriage Blue", "Will You Be There?", "New Year Blues" and is currently in Preproduction of Tal (KORUS global project horror movie).
Speaker │ Bae Myung-hoon SF Writer
Making his debut as a science fiction writer in 2005, Bae Myung-hoon has authored more than 20 novels, solidifying his position as one of the most prominent figures in the Korean SF literary landscape. His works intricately weave together contemporary Korean life into imaginative worldviews, pushing the boundaries of Korean science fiction.
He served as the founding Vice Representative of the Science Fiction Writers Union of the Republic of Korea. His involvement extends to future research across various sectors, collaborating with entities such as corporations, the military, and research institutions to shape future scenarios.
Notably, he received a commission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to produce a research report on the future global governance system for Mars. Furthermore, he imparts his knowledge by teaching novel writing at the Korea National University of Arts.
Moderator │ Han Hye-won Professor, Department of Content Convergence, Ewha Womans University
Heywon Han, a professor in the Department of Content Convergence at Ewha Womans University, also holds the position of Director at the Digital Storytelling R&D Center within the same institution. Her research pursuits delve into intriguing domains, including storytelling within virtual realms and through virtual characters, the application of artificial intelligence in narrative construction, and the exploration of user-generated content. Her scholarly portfolio boasts a collection of noteworthy publications, including "Alice Returns - A Study of Female Characters in New Media", "Storytelling Strategies", "Homo Narrans: New Humankind in the Digital Age", and "Digital Game Storytelling".
Notably, Han has played instrumental roles as the lead investigator in an array of projects encompassing content planning and digital storytelling, overseeing more than 20 significant endeavors. Some of these projects bear titles like "Discourse Analysis of the Artificial Intelligence Assistant" and "Woman Transmedia Contents Designer Development".