South Korea's SK Telecom Co. will hold next month an artificial intelligence contest with OpenAI, the American information and communications technology company that developed ChatGPT.
Focusing on boosting its AI alliance, the telecom titan last month signed an "AI alliance" agreement with global counterparts and announced on Sunday investment of $100 million (134.2 billion won) in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based generative AI company.
SK Telecom on Wednesday announced its hosting next month of Prompter Day Seoul 2023, a global AI hackathon, or a social coding event that attracts computer programmers and others interested to improve on or build new software programs, to select developers proficient in ChatGPT.
Industry watchers are following SK Telecom's partnership with OpenAi, saying the event will jumpstart collaboration between both sides.
Under its goal of becoming an AI company, SK Telecom is developing in-house hyperscale AI and advancing its technology and services by collaborating with global companies. A leading example of its international tie-ups is the company's $100 million investment in Anthropic, which was launched by OpenAI's co-founders, to jointly develop a multilingual large language model.
SK Telecom is also working on an AI platform with overseas telecom giants like Deutsche Telekom of Germany, e& of the United Arab Emirates and Singtel of Singapore.
Source: KED Global