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Tech Collaboration Unveiled: Zuckerberg, S. Korean President Delve into AI Partnership

  • Posted on March 1, 2024
  • Technology

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, held talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul, focusing on enhancing cooperation in AI and XR sectors. Discussions centered on leveraging South Korea's strengths in memory chips and hardware for Meta's AI initiatives, amid global geopolitical considerations.

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In a significant development merging technology and diplomacy, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, engaged in discussions with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul. The meeting, held on February 29, aimed to deepen cooperation between Meta and South Korean companies in the realms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR).

During Zuckerberg's three-day visit to Seoul, he met not only with President Yoon but also with key figures from the South Korean business landscape. Among them were Lee Jae-Yong, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, and Cho Joo-wan, CEO of LG Electronics. These discussions revolved around potential collaborations in cutting-edge industries, as reported by Yonhap news agency.

At the heart of the discussions between Yoon and Zuckerberg was the vision for an open AI digital ecosystem. They explored avenues to strengthen cooperation between Meta and South Korean companies, emphasizing the importance of Meta's role in fostering a trustworthy digital society on a global scale.

President Yoon highlighted South Korea's leadership in memory chips, an integral component of AI systems. He underscored the government's readiness to offer active support, leveraging the established supply chain cooperation mechanisms with the United States.

Zuckerberg acknowledged South Korea's significance in the global supply chain, particularly in mitigating risks associated with semiconductor production in Taiwan. He also recognized Samsung's pivotal role as a leading foundry business, hinting at potential collaborations.

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Furthermore, Yoon raised concerns about the proliferation of fake news and misinformation, especially during election seasons worldwide. Zuckerberg outlined Meta's strategies to combat election fraud, including the use of watermarks and labels on AI-generated content.

The discussions culminated in a shared commitment to explore synergies between Meta's technological prowess and South Korea's innovative capabilities, particularly in advancing the metaverse industry. As both parties expressed optimism, the meeting marked a crucial step towards fostering strategic collaboration in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and diplomacy.

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