* Date : 2016-12-01
AlphaGo generated headlines in March by defeating baduk master Lee Sedol (9-dan). This AI program was acquired by Google from the British start-up Deep Mind. In the last year, the US and China have invested tens of billions of dollars in start-ups. In that technologies with high potential create future industries, uncovering start-ups is seen as a way to secure a foothold in future markets. In particular, Korea is considered a fine investment opportunity thanks to its highly developed mobile technology and prevalence of early adopters. One famed overseas venture investment group has even set up a development body in Korea, seeing the potential of its start-ups. We look at the current state of Korean start-ups, and the directions in which it must proceed.