Korea-Hungary conference on Artificial Intelligence

Korea-Hungary conference on Artificial Intelligence HU
Eötvös Loránd University and Chung-Ang University (South Korea) held a successful joint professional forum at the ELTE Lágymányos campus on 17 and 18 July.

The Korean delegation representing Chung-Ang University included Sang Gue Park, president (rector) of the university, Joonki Paik, vice-president (vice-rector), Yoon-Sik Cho, Hwanhee Lee, and Byungwoo Hong from the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Hyungil Harry Kwon, vice-president for international affairs, as well as JB Shin, director of international relations.

The guests of the meeting organised at ELTE were welcomed by Imre Hamar, vice-rector for international affairs, and Tamás Kozsik, dean of the Faculty of Informatics. The operation of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the ELTE Faculty of Informatics was presented by Jesús Reyes Nunez, associate professor. András Benczúr from the Institute for Computer Science and Control talked about the AI infrastructure in Hungary, while János Botzheim, associate professor, head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, presented the work carried out at the Institute of Industry-Academia Innovation at the ELTE Faculty of Informatics.

Altogether twenty-five papers were delivered at the conference. During the two days, the participants presented numerous developments and research activities related to the linguistic, industrial, and infrastructural applications of artificial intelligence. Additionally, they discussed the use of AI systems in voice and handwriting recognition, data analysis, and humanoid robot design.

ELTE has bilateral agreements with twenty South Korean universities as of now. The contracts cover, among other things, faculty, researcher, student, and staff mobility, summer universities, publication exchange, joint research programmes and projects. Chung-Ang University is a leading institution with 30,000 students and 1,000 faculty members offering high-standard education in South Korea. Its two campuses – located in Seoul and Anseong – operate ten faculties and sixteen doctoral schools. It has had agreements with ELTE since 2022. Heading a Hungarian academic delegation, Rector László Borhy paid a visit to Chung-Ang University in March 2023, and discussed the expansion of relations between the universities of the two countries.