Samsung has promoted AI expert Sebastian Seung to lead its R&D hub, Samsung Research. Seung, a Korean-American and a Harvard laureate, will manage Samsung's 15 R&D centers and seven AI centers in 13 countries.
- The South Korean tech giant said Seung, a Princeton University professor of computer engineering, can help strengthen its AI capabilities to remain competitive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Seung has been a chief research scientist at Samsung Research since 2018. At Princeton, he has specialized in applying neuroscience to AI use cases.
- Samsung has four AI research centers in North America - in Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Silicon Valley - and three in Cambridge, Moscow, and Seoul.
- The company plans to invest at least $115B toward its goal to become the top global chip maker by 2030.