Google DeepMind Challenge Match between
AlphaGo (a computer Go program developed by Google DeepMind) and Lee Sedol (an 18-time
world champion of Go/Baduk) played in Seoul, South Korea in March of 2016. AlphaGo
won all but the fourth game. After the match, the Korea Baduk Association
awarded AlphaGo the highest Go grandmaster rank – an honorary 9 dan.
really triggered in-depth discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) and the
emergence of the 4th generational industrial revolution. In 2006, Ray Kurzweil published his book entitled ¡°The Singularity Is Near¡± and it has been the #1 bestseller on Amazon in both science and
philosophy. This book is about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity
and he predicts the technological advances will transform people
as they augment their minds and bodies with genetic alterations,
nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence (AI).
In line with such development, the Asian
Association for Public Administration (AAPA) sponsored the ICT Platform
Society¡¯s 2016 Summer Conference (www.ictps.or.kr) held at Chung-Ang University in Seoul on July
1, 2016. Professors Kilpyo Hong and Pan Suk Kim presented a paper entitled
¡°Speaking of the Hubogent in the New Era of Artificial Intelligence¡± at the
invited special session of the ICT Platform Society¡¯s Summer Conference.
Professor Choong-sik Chung also presented a
paper entitled ¡°Searching for a New Direction of Government Operation in the Era of the Hubogent.¡± The term "hubogent" refers to a humanized robotic agent and this term was first coined by Hong, Kim, and Chung during their presentations on July 1, 2016.