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05/30/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/30/2024 06:06

Korea and NYU Establish Global AI Frontier Lab

An open call for Korean researchers who wish to participate in the Global AI Frontier Lab and conduct world-class joint research with NYU was issued earlier this week by IITP in Korea (more details may be found on the IITP website). The Memorandum of Agreement will provide support for Korean researchers to participate in the joint research, as well as detail the structure of the research project and delineate priority-setting for specific joint research undertakings. The new lab is expected to be established in almost 13,000 sq. ft. of space in 1 MetroTech Center, adjacent to NYU's Tandon School of Engineering and NYU's 370 Jay Street technology and multimedia center.

Minister Lee Jong-ho said, "The Global AI Frontier Lab is the first step in a new international joint research paradigm and will serve as a stepping stone for Korea's AI G3 leap and global solidarity and expansion," adding, "We will provide policy support so that researchers can come together and actively contribute to AI innovation and sustainable AI development."

NYU President Mills said, "These are important steps forward in ensuring the success of this joint research effort-an agreement on the Global AI Frontier Lab's structure, world-class AI scholars in place as leadership, and a location in Downtown Brooklyn. Altogether, an outstanding combination. This project builds on NYU's assets as an unrivaled global institution and on a foremost area of scholarly strength in science and technology for NYU. We and our Korean partners are very pleased with the development of this project; I am confident that this global partnership, steeped in scholarly excellence, will make a transformative contribution to the field of artificial intelligence."