SK Telecom and Mars Auto will work to gather and analyze information wanted to develop superior self-driving know-how
Korean’s largest cell operator, SK Telecom (SKT), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an area autonomous car startup with the purpose of collaborating on superior know-how for self-driving vans.
Mars Auto is a developer of AI-powered software program to run self-driving vans for freight transportation. The agency’s core answer is Mars Pilot, a self-driving AI system that may make driving choices primarily based on machine studying utilizing seven cameras put in on a truck.
SKT and Mars Auto will work to gather and analyze information wanted to develop superior self-driving know-how.
Bigger automobiles, equivalent to vans, require AI software program to guage and anticipate visitors situations utilizing real-time networks that switch information instantaneously, given their measurement and better braking distance, the telco famous.
Beneath the phrases of the deal, the Korean service plans to offer Mars Auto with improved connectivity primarily based on its 5G networks and share AI-related applied sciences.
The corporate goals to coach Mars Pilot utilizing 100 million kilometers of amassed street information aided by a real-time community supplied by STK.
“We have been capable of purchase the infrastructure wanted to maximise the potential of our AI software program,” Mars Auto CEO Park Il-soo stated in a press release. “We’ll create a safer, extra environment friendly driverless service.”
In the meantime, SKT’s Chung Seok-geun, the pinnacle of the corporate’s international and AI tech enterprise unit, stated the partnership will “quick ahead commercialization of AI-powered self-driving vans.”
Final month, SK Telecom introduced its ambition to turn into a worldwide synthetic intelligence firm by strengthening its personal AI competitiveness and cooperating with companions globally.
SKT’s CEO Ryu Younger-sang unveiled the telco’s new ‘AI Pyramid Technique’ centered round three key areas together with AI Infrastructure, AI Transformation (AIX) and AI Service.
Beneath this new technique, Ryu stated that the service expects the proportion of AI-related funding to roughly triple from 12% over the previous 5 years to 33% over the subsequent 5 years.
The corporate famous that AI Infrastructure is an space the place SKT’s technological capabilities are concentrated. The world consists of AI information facilities, AI semiconductors and multi LLM.
Going ahead, SKT additionally plans to leverage its AI service-related expertise and knowhow amassed within the Korean market to develop a private AI assistant service that may entice international prospects.
The corporate expects that its partnerships with numerous international gamers — together with the International Telco AI Alliance — will assist speed up its progress within the AI discipline.