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South Korea’s AI talent drain remains serious: report

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This file photo, provided by SK Telecom Co. on November 25, 2020, shows its artificial intelligence semiconductor, the SAPEON X220.

This file photo, provided by SK Telecom Co. on November 25, 2020, shows its artificial intelligence semiconductor, the SAPEON X220.

SEOUL, 15 Feb. (Korea Bizwire)Amid intensifying global competition to attract high-caliber talent in science and research, artificial intelligence (AI) brain drain in South Korea remains at a serious level, said a state-backed science education institute.

Asia’s fourth-largest economy scored -35.04 in the AI ​​Talent Flow Index (AI Talent Index) in 2019, a level similar to Poland (-38.79), according to a published report. by the Korea Institute of Human Resource Development in Science. and technology.

The AI ​​talent index is an indicator designed by the AI ​​Policy Observatory of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess the AI ​​policies of major member states.

This index is calculated by analyzing the number of entries and exits for 10,000 AI talents. This number is based on data reported by members of LinkedIn, a US social networking service for professionals.

South Korea’s AI Talent Index showed signs of improvement, dropping from -75.29 in 2015 to -70.10 in 2017.

Nevertheless, the outflow of AI talent is still greater than the corresponding inflow.

Among the six countries studied, including Germany, Japan, Britain, the United States and China, South Korea and China were the only countries to suffer from an AI talent drain, while that the other four countries showed a net influx of talent in AI fields.

Kevin Lee ([email protected])