May 19, 2022 12:14
Artificial intelligence tops the list of technologies Koreans believe will change the future of the country.
The Korea Intellectual Property Office conducted a poll this month on the top 10 technologies that will reshape Korea's future, and robotics came second, followed by future mobility, hydrogen fuel and energy. Next were biotechnology, aerospace technology, new materials, batteries and semiconductors.
The poll marks the 57th Inventors' Day on Thursday, designated to recognize the day cheugugi or Korea's first rain gauge was invented.
Some 768 people took part in the poll, and AI was chosen by 15.1 percent, while 13.8 percent chose robotics and 10.4 percent future mobility.
The Yoon Suk-yeol administration has also pledged to nurture the AI, semiconductor and battery industries for the future.
According to KIPO, Korea registered 6,317 AI-related patents from 2010 to 2019 to rank fourth in the world. China ranked first with 91,236, followed by the U.S. (24,708) and Japan (6,754).
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