South Korea is seeking a strategic collaboration between its defense and technology ministries to ensure security on all relevant fronts.
Min Suk-hyen has more on the ambitious blueprint.
South Korea is working to integrate advanced technologies into its defense operations.
And in line with that, is providing artificial intelligence and software education programs to military officers.
At a special event jointly organized by the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul's Defense Minister said he hopes this will help the country become a science and technology powerhouse.
We plan to nurture military professionals who will play a leading role in science and technology. It will also be an opportunity for soldiers to receive systematic education, for those who will lead a digital future.
The defense ministry plans to carry out military AI training for executive officers while for soldiers the science ministry will provide online-based AI and software courses.
We plan to look for talented people who can play an active role in AI and software sectors. We will support the incredibly talented with follow-up training programs so that they can reach their full potential.
By 2026, the two ministries plan to nurture one-thousand military experts who can improve the country s military capabilities as well as 50-thousand digital specialists who can work in science and technology fields after being discharged from the military.
Private IT companies, such as Naver, Kakao, and Microsoft, have also joined the project to provide business field trips and mentoring services.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.