Distinguished lecture - Jong-Hwan Kim, KT Endowed Chair Professor, College of Engineering, KAIST, FIEEE

Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Jong-Hwan Kim
Title: Machine intelligence based on intelligence operating architecture

Date: September 23, 2021

Time: 10:00am

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This talk introduces recent research outcomes of the Robot Intelligence Technology Laboratory (RITL) on MIL (Machine Intelligence Learning) for active knowledge acquisition and adaptive knowledge application. MIL has been applied to an agent-embedded robot, Mybot develop in the RITL, to build Machine Intelligence (MI) based on intelligence Operating Architecture (iOA). For natural interactions with users, Mybot employs imaginary keyboard (I-Keyboard), hand gesture recognition using a short-range radar sensor, and an air writing system, Air-Text three all for interface, CNN-DM (Developmental Memory) for continual learning for object recognition, Face-OICRN for online face registraton and recognition, WS-DNN (Word Similarity-DNN) and 3D Scene Graph both as semantic memory, SimVODIS for Simultaneous Visual Odometry, Object Detection, and Instance Segmentation, FSHMN (Full Sentence VQA Highway Memory Network) for VQA, EM-DRN (Episodic Memory-Developmental Resonance Network) as a long-term episodic memory, EM-DRN-Map for recommendation, e.g., the recipes of dishes. SF (Stabilized Feedback)-EM is developed for IoT-based Mybot as well. For temporal and spatiotemporal anomaly detections, RRN (Recurrent Reconstruction Network) and CRRN (Convolutional RRN) are introduced, respectively, and for multi-label classification, MarsNet and D3PointNet are also introduced. Lastly, a brand new world event, AI World Cup (http://aiworldcup.org) is introduced, which has three categories, AI Soccer, AI Commentator, and AI Journalist.


Jong-Hwan Kim received his PhD degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1987. Since 1988, he has been with the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and is a KT Endowed Chair Professor. Dr. Kim is Director of both the KohYoung-KAIST AI Joint Research Center and Machine Intelligence and Robotics Multi-Sponsored Research and Education Platform (MSREP). His research interests include Intelligence Technology (InT), machine intelligence learning, and AI robots. Dr. Kim has delivered over 200 invited talks on machine intelligence and robotics including over 50 keynote speeches at international conferences.

He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE T. on Evolutionary Computation for 1997-2015 and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine for 2008-2015. Dr. Kim was one of the co-founders of the International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning in 1996 and International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RiTA) in 2012. His name was included in the Barons 500 Leaders for the New Century in 2000 as the Father of Robot Football. He is the founder of AI World Cup in 2017 and the organizing chair for the first AI World Cup 2018 in Korea.