G-Dragon to appear on ‘Innovate Korea 2024’ talk show with KAIST President
G-Dragon to appear on ‘Innovate Korea 2024’ talk show with KAIST President
Singer G-Dragon (real name Kwon Ji-yong) from the group Big Bang will appear on the 'Innovate Korea 2024' talk show.

G-Dragon's agency, Galaxy Corporation, announced on the 28th that KAIST (President Lee Kwang-hyung) signed a cooperation agreement with artificial intelligence (AI) metaverse company Galaxy Corporation (CEO Choi Yong-ho), and that G-Dragon will appear on the 'Innovate Korea 2024' talk show.

The two organizations held an MOU signing ceremony on the 27th to strengthen exchanges and secure various scientific technologies for K-Pop's global business. Along with the MOU signing ceremony, Yongho Choi, CEO of Galaxy Corporation, held a leadership lecture at 'Maesewol Seoyeon' under the theme of 'Galaxy Corporation, an AI metaverse company based on super IP'.

In addition, G-Dragon will attend 'Innovate Korea 2024', which is scheduled to be held on June 5th at the Ryu Geun-cheol Sports Complex at KAIST headquarters in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, hosted by Herald Media Group, KAIST, National Science and Technology Research Council (NST), etc., along with President Lee Kwang-hyung and CEO Choi Yong-ho. I plan to appear on a talk show with .

In addition, the two organizations plan to open the 'Galaxy Corporation-KAIST Future Technology Research Center' in the future to promote cooperation in research, development and commercialization related to future technologies such as AI.

Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Yongho Choi said, “Galaxy Corporation-KAIST Future Technology Research Center plans to introduce unprecedented ‘Music Tech’ as a fandom platform using AI, and ‘Sphere’, a large concert hall in Las Vegas, USA. “We will pursue research and cooperation in securing technologies for global expansion, such as preparing for the first AI Metaverse concert performance being promoted by 'K content and culture are converging with technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), metaverse, and virtual to create a global platform. He expressed his intention to establish the establishment, saying, “I will work hard to give it wings.”

KAIST President Lee Kwang-hyung said, “I think this collaboration with Galaxy Corporation is a good opportunity to apply KAIST’s science and technology to the global stage through K-content and culture.” He added, “Based on KAIST’s DNA of exploring and researching new things, “We expect that, together with CEO G-Dragon, we will be able to contribute to innovation in the entertainment market and the global spread and growth of K-Culture,” he added.
G-Dragon to appear on ‘Innovate Korea 2024’ talk show with KAIST President
G-Dragon to appear on ‘Innovate Korea 2024’ talk show with KAIST President
According to Galaxy Corporation, the relationship between the two institutions began at the KAIST graduation ceremony in February 2022. At the time, KAIST was the first university in the world to present a president's speech using a virtual avatar. As if he had gone back in time, President Kwang-Hyung Lee appeared with the appearance and voice of his days as a graduate student and attracted attention, and the company in charge of avatar technology here was Galaxy Corporation.

Since its establishment in 2019, Galaxy Corporation is an 'entertech' company that has been pioneering a new content market by combining IP (intellectual property rights) with the latest digital technologies such as metaverse and avatar.

'Physical: 100 Season 2', which was released in March and achieved the feat of achieving first place in the 'Netflix Global Top 10 Non-English TV Shows' category, as well as 'Street Woman Fighter', '2 Days & 1 Night', and 'We Must Come Together' It produces highly topical broadcast content such as 'Mr. Trot 2', and expanded its IP to all aspects of entertainment, from broadcasting to music, by recruiting G-Dragon last December.

Based on these achievements, the company is on the verge of becoming a unicorn (corporate value of 1 trillion won) for the first time as an entertainment startup through recent global investment with a global investment bank (IB).
Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter wisdomart@tenasia.co.kr translated by google