Seoul National University has decided to launch an investigation into the plagiarism thesis of the AI ​​research team.

It was confirmed that the co-author of the plagiarism paper included the son of Minister of Science and Technology Lee Jong-ho.

This is Reporter Jung Joon-ho.


Seoul National University announced yesterday (26th) that it would launch an investigation just one day after the fact of plagiarism by the artificial intelligence research team at Seoul National University was revealed.

A Seoul National University official said, "With the president's authority, we are urgently starting the research integrity investigation committee from today." "An intensive investigation will be conducted."

Among these, it was confirmed that the son of Minister of Science, Technology and Information and Communication Lee Jong-ho was included among the co-authors of the paper.

The corresponding author, Professor Yun Seong-ro, said, "The first author did not directly cite the writings of the co-authors, but later confirmed that he was citing other papers."

This thesis was written with the budget of the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Information and Communication Planning and Evaluation Institute (IITP), which are affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Minister Lee Jong-ho said in a phone call with SBS, "I have no intention of getting involved in the investigation."

CVPR, a conference where plagiarism papers were submitted, is considered the world's highest authority in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

At a conference held in the United States from the 19th to the 24th, the research paper of the Seoul National University research team was selected as an excellent presentation paper.

However, immediately after the announcement, a video accusing the plagiarism of thesis plagiarism was uploaded to YouTube, and it was revealed that about 10 papers were copied from Berkeley in the US and Oxford University in the UK.