The Future of 4th Industrial Revolution
The KFAS and Seoul International Forum Joint Workshop


On June 16, 2016, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies co-hosted a workshop entitled “The Future of 4th Industrial Revolution” with the Seoul International Forum. The workshop was composed of three sessions. In the first session, speakers and attendees discussed the technological changes that had driven the 4th industrial revolution and their impacts. In the second session, the participants analyzed the current trends and prospects of autonomous driving, brain science, NT, and bio-engineering, which were the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution. In the final session, the speakers and attendees discussed the research and development, education, labor, and innovative policies of the capital market for the 4th industrial revolution. With the extensive discussion that occurred between the natural and social scientists, this workshop provided the participants an excellent understanding of the essence of the 4th industrial revolution.

LEE Sang Yup, SEO Seung Woo, LEE Daeyeol, PARK Hongkun, KWAK Jae-Won

Session and Lectures

  • In the first session, the concept, characteristics, and impacts of the 4th industrial revolution were analyzed, and the future policies for the 4th industrial revolution in Korea were discussed.

    • LEE Sang Yup, KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

      The 4th Industrial Revolution

  • The current research trends associated with autonomous driving, NT, and brain science were discussed, as were their socioeconomic impacts.

    • SEO Seung Woo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Seoul

      Automobile Revolution in 2030 and the Perfect Autonomous Driving

    • LEE Daeyeol, Johns Hopkins University

      Brain Science and the 4th Industrial Revolution

    • PARK Hongkun, Harvard University

      Nano Science and Technology: an Enabler for the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • In this session, the characteristics and socioeconomic impacts of the 4th industrial revolution were analyzed initially. Subsequently, the governance for the 4th industrial revolution was discussed, and the discussion addressed the areas of science and technology, industry, labor, and education policies.

    • KWAK Jae-Won, Graduate School of Technology and Innovation Management

      The Search for Our Portion in the 4th Industrial Revolution