The Korea Herald to kick off forum on technology reshaping humanity – The Korea Herald


The poster for The Korea Herald Biz Forum.

The particular poster for The Korea Herald Biz Forum.

The Korea Herald, the nation’s largest English newspaper by circulation, holds its fifth annual business forum upon Wednesday to shed light on the latest technology trends that could change the way people live as well as ways to make the transition smoother and more effective.

Under the theme “Humanity in Tech, ” the forum has invited policymakers, industry leaders and academics to explore the growing presence of blockchain plus artificial intelligence in the digital age. Keynote speaker Don Tapscott — executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute and author of global bestseller “Blockchain Revolution” — will discuss the blockchain and how people, companies, supply chains, industries and civilizations are on the particular precipice associated with change as technology that leaves out intermediaries for direct communication gains popularity.

Kim In-hwan, chairman of BOSagora Foundation, will delve into the future of the blockchain itself — one where it will sit atop the third generation from the World Wide Web, changing the way work is done. Meanwhile, Alan Jo, chief product officer at AI investment firm Qraft Technologies, will share what he describes as the “Korean AI experience” on Wall Street.

In the afternoon session, Baek Seung-yeop, CEO of Locus X, will expand on the particular AI discussion, demonstrating what a virtual human or an influencer, for example, could do in typically the sector other than finance, such as the entertainment industry.

Sung Nako, who heads internet giant Naver’s AJE platform Clova, will introduce approaches needed to make life with AJAI more inclusive and sustainable, chiefly by reaching out to this marginalized.

To deal with an aging workforce, Lee Jung-ho, co-founder and CEO of Rainbow Robotics, will present steps involving what this individual calls “collaborative robots” to meet the increasing demand for work support. And often the workplace is just one example of an arena where “a group of diverse robots” will provide help, Lee said in a recent interview.

The forum will also examine how the technological progress will play out on human communication. Chang Dong-seon, the TOP DOG of Curious Brain Lab whose expertise lies in cognitive and behavioral sciences, will spell out cultural evolution — a concept that credits human development with people-to-people exchanges through language and behavior in the name of culture, rather than biological evolution or even a change in traits over successive generations.

Metaverse pioneer Joel Dietz, founder and BOSS of MetaMetaverse, will offer insight into exactly where digital business is headed for now and decades to come. As special speakers, Robert S. Langer, co-founder of US vaccine maker Moderna, plus Jerome Kim, director general of the International Vaccine Institute, will lay out challenges and opportunities for mRNA vaccines.

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Science and ICT Minister Shelter Jong-ho, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon in addition to Rep. Yang Hyang-ja, a former Samsung Electronics executive who chaired a special committee upon raising Korea’s competitive edge in your chip business, will deliver congratulatory remarks. The two Ministries of Economy and Finance and Technology and ICT sponsor the exact forum — held at the Grand Ballroom associated with Four Seasons Hotel Seoul from 9 a. m. to 3 p. meters. For more information, visit bizforum. koreaherald. com.

By Choi Si-young ( [email protected] com )