On February 9, 2021 (Tue.), HUFS Knowledge Press (Director Yoon Seong-Woo) was selected as the final candidate for the 2nd-Phase Research Project for Knowledge-Intensive Core Industrial Technology Development (which aims to develop technologies for the integration and advancement of the nation's service industries) commissioned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
HUFS Knowledge Press submitted its research proposal to the Ministry last July. Entitled “Deep Learning-Based Affective Virtual TA Service Business Model Development for Language Learning to Develop Future Talents,” the proposed research is led by Professor Goh Young-Hoon from the HUFS College of Oriental Languages in partnership with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Boin IT. Having completed the project’s first-phase competition-based technology development with outstanding scores, HUFS Knowledge Press was selected for the second-phase research support project (2021-2022). The research consortium will conduct AI-based research on collecting and processing Indonesian language tutoring data with a research grant of KRW 1 billion from the Ministry and will be given an ownership share of the final AI tutoring system.
Regarding the ‘Deep Learning-Based Affective Virtual TA Service Business Model Development for Language Learning to Develop Future Talent’ project, the consortium is currently in discussion with an Indonesian Language education provider to jointly carry out a pilot project. The ultimate goal of the consortium is to roll out the business model on the global market and develop an AI-powered tutor system to assist in learning numerous languages.
On top of this research project, HUFS Knowledge Press will make additional AI-based research proposals, stepping up its research endeavors to develop more advanced language learning tools in preparation for the future acceleration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.