SK Telecom and Intel team for V2X and deep learning for self-driving cars

From left: Choi Jin-sung, head of SK Telecom’s Corporate R&D Center, and Kwon Myung-sook, CEO of Intel Korea. Source: SK Telecom

SK Telecom has reportedly signed an agreement with Intel to develop vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies powered by artificial intelligence.

According to the Korea Herald, the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in developing V2X and video recognition based on a form of AI called deep learning:

Deep learning technology attempts to mimic the neural activity of the human brain to learn to recognize patterns among digital representations of sounds, images and other data.

This form of machine learning can improve an autonomous car’s ability to recognize the movement of other cars and passengers via enhanced video recognition capabilities, SKT said.

SK Telecom will provide the video recognition tech and the network connectivity, while Intel will contribute its 5G technology and deep learning platform, the Herald reports.

Choi Jin-sung, the head of SK Telecom’s Corporate R&D Center, said in a statement that the collaboration “will become a technological building block in developing more services ahead of the introduction of autonomous vehicles,” reports the Korea Times.

SKT and Intel intend to have a working prototype of a self-driving car using their co-developed technogies sometime next year.

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