It was revealed that the Seoul National University artificial intelligence (AI) research team submitted a plagiarism thesis to the world's top conference 'CVPR 2022' recently held in the United States.

CVPR stands for 'Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition' and was held from the 19th to the 24th in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

The Seoul National University research team submitted a paper to this conference titled 'A Technique for Rapidly Reconstructing Asynchronous Events into Persistent Video Images Using Neural Network Probabilistic Differential Equations'.

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This paper was selected as an Outstanding Presentation Paper (ORAL) and was officially presented in front of researchers around the world on the afternoon of the 23rd.

However, from the next day, the controversy over plagiarism arose.

The number of papers subject to plagiarism is around 10, including a dissertation from the University of California at Berkeley in 2018, a dissertation from the University of Toronto in Canada in 2019, and a dissertation from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2021.

As the controversy escalated, CVPR posted on Twitter that 'plagiarism is unacceptable' and requested the International Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to investigate the thesis at Seoul National University.

The publication of the thesis was also withdrawn.

The first author, Seoul National University doctoral researcher Kim Mo, and all four co-authors acknowledged plagiarism.

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Researcher Kim said online, "All faults in the thesis are mine," and "I will accept all disciplinary action without any excuses."

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