Korea’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) was at IFA to demonstrate some of its innovative advances, in the areas of AI data learning, IoT, factory systems and human motion analysis. Dr. Kim Hyun, Assistant Vice- President, ETRI also chaired a panel in the IFA NEXT Innovation Engine on the subject “ICT-enabled Smart Factory”.

ETRI’s smart factory operation control system can be used to operate the factory of the future, providing optimum customised manufacturing based on 3D printing and robots. A scale model of this Factory as a Service (FaaS) process was in operation at IFA. It can manage the smart factory in real time or analyse the operational data using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, as well as recon guring the manufacturing line using modular design. This technology can be applied to large scale manufacturing, or to help smaller businesses quickly produce experimental products.

ETRI researchers have developed a web-hard illegal content elimination system using internet of media technology – where AI is applied to information from various sources to analyse the harmfulness and authenticity of the data. They have also invented a deep learning system to help companies with data centres improve the speed and accuracy of deep learning, via a distributed computing platform that enables clusters to learn at up to four times the rate of previous systems.

The IFA stand also showed a working example of ETRI’s AI human motion analysis technology, which recognises, records and analyses a user’s actions and behaviour The potential applications of this technology vary from medical rehabilitation and sports coaching to perfecting dance choreography for a K-Pop concert.