AI Engineering & Innovation Summit 2023

The AI Engineering & Innovation Summit 2023, a collaborative venture by CMKL University and the AI Engineering Institute (AIEI), transcended geographical boundaries to curate a symphony of global insights and expertise. 

As a collaborative effort supported by CMKL University, our industries partners and the Ministry of Higher Education Science, Research and Innovation which is orchestrated under the distinguished cooperation of the AI Engineering Institute (AIEI), which includes CMKL University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Mahidol University, Khon Kaen University, Prince of Songkla University, and Chiang Mai University. This conference highlights our country's joint commitment to advancing AI engineering, technology, and innovation.

Over two days, from December 7-8, 2023, the summit featured captivating keynote sessions and illuminating panel discussions from experts worldwide, an AIEI partner university research project showcase, lightning talks by industry experts, the Hackathon Smart Warehouse Challenge, and the final round of the AI Innovator Award pitch competition. This two-day event has provided attendees with an unparalleled understanding of the evolving landscape of AI and computer engineering, as well as excitement for the future that AI can provide.

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at CMKL University, the summit's keynotes were a feast of intellectual exploration. "Bridging Worlds: Interweaving AI and Humanity" offered a profound exploration into the intersection of AI and human values, emphasizing the importance of ethical considerations in technological advancements. 

“AI stands as our ally in transformation, enhancing rather than replacing human capabilities. As we look ahead, the imperative is clear by harmonizing human creativity with AI prowess, we can forge a path toward a sustainable future. Let's close the divide between sectors, turning challenges into opportunities through the vast potential of artificial intelligence.” - Prof. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai

Other enriching and thought-provoking keynote subjects offered at the AI Engineering & Innovation Summit include:

AI Application & Social Impact: "Leveraging AI Engineering for Societal Challenges" by Prof. Jose M. F. Moura, Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE & AAAS Fellow, Former president of IEEE

AI Cyber-Physical System: “Safety of Intelligent Systems Operating in Uncertain and Interactive Environments” by Dr. Yorie Nakahira, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.

AI & International Education: "Shaping the Future of International Education" by Dr. Allan E. Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Education

AI & Higher Education: “Navigating Higher Education in the Era of AI” by Prof. Sukit Limpijumnong, Ph.D., Representative to the Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

AI Infrastructure: “Accelerated Computing Architecture / Infrastructure Research” by Assoc. Prof. Tze Meng Low, Associate Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Global AI & Policy: "Understanding the Emerging Trends and Establishing a Pathway Forward” by Pam Dixon, Founder & Executive Director, World Privacy Forum and co-chair of United Nations Statistics, Data Governance Committee.

AI in Creative: “Designing Human-AI Symbiosis for Cultivating Wonder, Wisdom, and Wellbeing” by Pat Pataranutaporn, Human-AI Interaction Researcher, MIT Media Lab

AI & Digital Economy: “AI Innovation for Digital Economy and Society” by Prof. Wisit Wisitsaratha, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society 

AI & Research: “Accelerating Thailand AI Research for Digital Competitiveness” by Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, Program Management Unit for Competitiveness

The summit's richness extended to panel discussions, featuring experts from various industries and different areas of the globe. 

AI in Medicine: Exploring new horizons for groundbreaking ideas and unprecedented innovations.

AI Engineering Education: Discussing ethical considerations, societal impacts, and environmental responsibilities associated with the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

AI Policy & Governance: Addressing factors guiding the global AI future, from navigating ethical environments to supporting responsible AI development.

AI Creative & Innovation: Opening new horizons for groundbreaking ideas and unprecedented expressions.

AI in Finance & Banking: Exploring the convergence of technology and finance, unlocking new possibilities for a more inclusive, efficient, and dynamic financial future.

AI and the Future of Startups: Navigating the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, discovering how artificial intelligence is both a catalyst and a solution.

AI for Infrastructure & Industrial Automation: Understanding the intricate interplay between AI, scalability, and security in industrial automation.

The summit also spotlighted the collaborative spirit of global research through the AIEI Universities Research Projects Showcase. Researchers and students from various universities in Thailand presented cutting-edge projects, pushing the boundaries of AI technology. 

Hackathon SmartWarehouse Challenge

The top three winning teams, with innovative solutions addressing real-world challenges, were celebrated: Third Place NatsuFest, Second Place SAIG-CE, and First Place The Slumper.

AI Innovator Award 2023

The final round of the AI Innovator Award competition is both fierce and innovative. From innovative solutions to practical applications, each team demonstrated a deep understanding of the ethical considerations crucial for the advancement of AI.

Our esteemed panel of judges, including experts from various fields, carefully evaluated each presentation based on innovation, feasibility, technology, presentation quality, and ethical considerations.

The finalists—Flexofitness, ยิงบาเรต(No Scope), ข้ามแม่น้ำสะโตน, Fun, Stars, BC, and SkinSight—delivered exceptional pitches, showcasing their passion for AI and its potential positive impact on society. The final round was an exciting culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our young participants. The presentations, coupled with insightful Q&A sessions, provided a glimpse into the limitless possibilities of AI and the potential our future generations have to offer.

In conclusion, the AI Engineering & Innovation Summit 2023 demonstrated the convergence of global knowledge, offering a mosaic of viewpoints that give participants a window view into the future of artificial intelligence. As visitors return home, the echoes of incisive keynotes and panel discussions will continue to reverberate, building a worldwide community dedicated to responsibly advancing AI technology.