The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is gearing up for a press conference on December 21 at 10 A.M. at the Government Complex in Daejeon. The event aims to announce and share the collaborative achievements between KIPO and the LG Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute, led by Director Baek Kyung-hoon, in the development of AI.
Thirteen officials, including KIPO Commissioner Lee In-sil and LG AI Research Institute Director Baek Kyung-hoon, are expected to attend the conference. The highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the world's first super-sized patent-specific language model jointly developed by the two institutions.
In a significant move, KIPO and LG AI Research Institute signed a memorandum of understanding on July 14 to integrate AI technology into patent administration, aiming for transformative reforms in patent-related processes. The collaborative initiative's flagship project involves the creation of a super-sized patent-specific language model.
This groundbreaking language model combines seven types of patent-related information (totaling 1.78TB), including patent announcements from KIPO, with LG AI Research Institute's massive AI model known as 'EXAONE.' Engineered with 88 billion parameters and designed with consideration for KIPO's environment and utilization purposes, the model underwent a meticulous two-step learning process to optimize its performance.
Following rigorous evaluations, the model showcased above-average results across various tasks, including sentence summarization and translation. With ongoing domain-specific tuning, further enhancements in performance are anticipated.
With the successful establishment of the patent-specific language model, KIPO plans to initiate research and development activities from the next year. The focus will be on revolutionizing examination tasks, such as patent searches and classification, as part of the broader plan to develop an AI examination system.
The upcoming press conference is expected to shed light on further collaborative plans between the two institutions for the ongoing development of an AI examination system and other related endeavors.