[Weekly Artificial Intelligence Seoul] South Korean government fined artificial intelligence developers for violating ‘privacy laws’

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  1. Scatter Lab, developer of AI chatbot ‘Lee-Luda’ violated of the Privacy Act

It was the hottest news of the week. The developer of the artificial intelligence chatbot ‘Lee-luda’, which caused controversy over ‘sexual harassment against artificial intelligence’ and ‘unauthorized use of personal information’, ended up paying a fine of $90 thousand. It’s the first case of an AI company’s violation of personal information. It became the first case of an artificial intelligence company violating personal information.

Scatterlab was found to have used KakaoTalk conversations collected by its app services ‘TEXTAT’, and Love Science, services that analyzes messages exchanged between two people and analyzes how they feel about each other, from January last year to January this year, and it was punished for using 9.4 billion KakaoTalk conversations of 600,000 users without deleting or encrypting their names, mobile numbers, and addresses.

What was especially problematic was that the data of children under the age of 14 were collected without the consent of the legal representative. It also ruled that the developer ScatterLab’s posting of artificial intelligence models on GitHub from October 2019 to January 2021 along with 22 names (without last name), 34 nomination information (old and dong), and 1,431 conversation sentences (friends or lovers) was illegal. However, this ended with a correction order without fines or penalties.

This will happen more often in the future as artificial intelligence services develop. For startups like Scatter Lab, it may be difficult to manage personal information meticulously in the development of artificial intelligence. Rather than unconditional punishment, careful management at the corporate and government levels is necessary.

2. How big is the AI gap between China and the U.S?

Amid the fierce battle between China and the U.S. for technological hegemony, the Chinese government has rolled up its sleeves to foster the artificial intelligence industry. According to the JoongAng Ilbo, China spent a whopping $16.159 billion on the industry last year. According to the ‘2020 Global Artificial Intelligence Industry Map’ released recently by the China Information and Communication Institute (CAICT), China’s artificial intelligence industry reached about $43.4 billion, up 13.8% from the previous year. The world’s artificial intelligence industry is formed with $156.5 billion. Among them, China accounts for 24.6%. U.S. companies still account for 38.3%, but China is closely behind them.

As the related industries grow in size, the Chinese government’s worries are also growing. It’s because there are a lot of side effects due to the development of AI technology. The biggest problem is the various issues that arise from the massive collection of data. Data collection is the most important thing to innovate artificial intelligence technology. However, there are growing concerns as legal and ethical problems can occur in the process of collecting, storing, and using data.

In recent years, the Chinese government has been working on ways to safely use artificial intelligence with the Digital Safety Act and the Privacy Act. Nevertheless, it is pointed out that the policy is not keeping up with the technology that is developing day by day. Perhaps this is why the Chinese government has recently begun to severely regulate Big Tech.

Meanwhile, the U.S. has also publicly expressed its position that it can never lose to China. “We are competing with China and other countries to win the 21st century,” Biden said. “We need to develop and dominate future technologies and products such as artificial intelligence, batteries, bio-technology, computer chips, and clean energy.” He mentioned ‘China’ four times and ‘President Xi Jinping’ three times, saying that a better future should be created in competition with China.

If South Korea does not want its IT power to go to the back of history behind China and the U.S., Korea will have to work harder!

3. Hancom launches a robot that teaches Taekwondo

Is it possible to learn sports through artificial intelligence? Hancom Robotics, a robot company of Hancom Group, has signed a business agreement with venture company AI Taekwondo to develop artificial intelligence-based Taekwondo robots.

Hancom Robotics is planning to include AI-based Taekwondo education contents in its home service robot ‘Tokki 2’. Children can learn Taekwondo through the screen installed on the robot and have related conversations with chatbots. Robots do not demonstrate Taekwondo themselves. Wouldn’t it be possible to teach Taekwondo directly if robots from Boston Dynamics participate? themselves?!

4. Artificial Intelligence solved the secrets of the Bible in the 4th century BC first.

The Kumran Plains, located in northwest of Israel’s Dead Sea, is an hour’s drive from Jerusalem. This is where a shepherd boy famously stumbled upon a Dead Sea document in a nearby desert cave in 1947.

Discovered inside the dusty interior of the Cuman Cave in 1947, the Dead Sea document contains the oldest manuscript of the Old Testament and has received much attention as it is an important part of biblical history dating back to the 4th century BC.

Artificial intelligence first confirmed that two clerks wrote part of the Dead Sea documents piled up in the veil. This study was conducted on Isaiah, the longest document of the Dead Sea. The analysis shows that two clerks wrote the manuscript using almost identical handwriting. This set contained manuscripts written mainly in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Among them, Isaiah has shown uniqueness in that someone divided 54 verticals in half and wrote them in almost uniform style.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands said, “We analyzed ‘Alef’ (the first of the Hebrew alphabet)’, which appears more than 5,000 times on Isaiah’s books, using ‘state-of-the-art’ pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, and succeeded in extracting traces of ancient ink and presenting it as digital images.”
The researchers explained that they found evidence that more than one clerk worked on the transcription, given that the traces of ink were directly related to human muscle movements, which differed from individual to individual.
Artificial intelligence is also actively used in historical research!

5. Space cleaner in Netflix drama ‘Spaceship Victory’, AI burns and cleans Space junk!

Have you seen the Netflix movie ‘Spaceship Victory’? It’s dizzying to see people on Earth risking their lives to clean up space junk in 2092. I still remember the dizzying scenes that make me close my eyes tightly. In fact, space junk is flying around on Earth in our real life,too. So far, 10,000 satellites have flown into space. 6,000 are floating in outer space, 2,600 are space junk that have already reached the end of their lives.

In real life, people should not be dangerous because of space junk. That’s why artificial intelligence has emerged! Artificial intelligence is learning how to avoid space junk in space orbit. The European Space Agency is teaching artificial intelligence to voluntarily avoid space junk in orbit.


The AI-led space debris removal system could soon replace an increasingly chaotic team of experts dealing with the threat of orbital collisions over the Earth. “Every two weeks, controllers at the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, have to clean up space junk with one of 20 low-orbit satellites,” said staff of the European Space Agency. “It’s hard to build a team of experts who manage it 24 hours a day.”, he added.

He suggested that artificial intelligence urgently needs to replace it. We think the space cleaner will appear faster than the one in ‘Spaceship Victory’.There will be no man in it!

6. Softbank Invests $225 million in AI New Drug Development Company ‘Exscientia’

The popularity of bio-pharmaceutical companies that are ‘developing new drugs’ is soaring as the development of covid-19 vaccines is drawing attention. Exscientia, a company that develops new drugs with AI, has attracted Series D investment from Softbank. Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 invested $225 million in Exscientia. Black Rock and Bristol Meyer also participated in this investment. British-based Exscientia, has a history of working with pharmaceutical companies such as Celgene and Sanofi, which acquired by Bristol Meyer later on.

So far, Exscientia has started Phase 1 clinical trials for two artificial intelligence-based new drugs. One is a tumor treatment drug made with Evotec and the other is an obsessive compulsive drug developed with Sumitomo Dainippon. Exscientia is involved in oncology, inflammation and immunology, rare diseases, psychiatry, and infection prevention programs, including new drug corona studies in partnership with the Gates Foundation.

There is a keen interest in artificial intelligence new drug developers who are differentiating themselves from other artificial intelligence biotechnology by using ‘algorithm’ rather than assisting the new drug design process.
In fact, another artificial intelligence new drug developer, Recursion, raised about $436 million IPO through corporate disclosure seven months after attracting $239 million in series investment in September 2020.

7. ‘Artificial Intelligence’ by the British government that spawned racial discrimination!

What if I upload my picture on AI software that automatically recognizes my face and it doesn’t recognize my face properly? It’s going to be embarrassed.

A black man says he’s been rejected by the British government because of artificial intelligence software that doesn’t recognize ‘black’. Model and human rights activist Joris Lekhäne revealed this in a TikTok video, saying his photograph meets all the rules required to apply.

He even shared screenshots, saying it happened because artificial intelligence software did not have people with the same skin color in mind when designing. In the picture, he posted a picture of him wearing a black T-shirt standing against a gray background with his mouth closed. The government website rejected the image because his ‘mouth could be open’ and ‘image and background are hard to tell’.

In fact, despite following the guidelines, another black person also denied passport photos. In 2019, face recognition software rejected the image of Joshua Bada because it mistakenly thought he opened his mouth. “I didn’t open my mouth. I just have thick lips…” She said. A year later, another woman tweeted that she was rejected by a race-biased algorithm.

It’s a problem that hasn’t been solved for years! They can’t solve it or they do not solve it.

8. Artificial intelligence will write lyrics for you! Common Computer’s Teachable AI Launched

If you want to make your own BTS-style song lyrics?! We’ve launched Teachable AI, where artificial intelligence creates lyrics for songs just by typing in text. Teachable AI is a service that helps you easily create your own Natural Language Processing (NLP) model. When users enter text data, they can create a creative NLP model using AI network, an open resource solution based on blockchain!

When a user enters a text file containing the lyrics of his or her favorite style, AI learns the style and creates creative lyrics that suit the user’s taste. It can be used not only for writing lyrics but also for various works such as chatbots, novels, and summaries. It is based on GPT-2, which is considered an excellent model for language learning.
The NLP model made using Teachable AI is distributed in the form of an application programming interface (API) through Ainize, and anyone can use it for free! Please use it a lot!

9. (Video) Teachable NLP Tutorial

This is how to use Teachable NLP in ‘Artificial Intelligence for Writing Lyrics’ on ‘Ainize’. It won’t be difficult if you follow the video step by step. You should try it, too!

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