The 4th industrial revolution is in full force worldwide.
As artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), big data, mobile applications, and other cutting-edge advancements in ICT converge in our economy and society, we are hopeful of innovative changes.
Korean medicine is rising to new challenges in the age of the 4th industrial revolution.
We are striving to achieve convergence with ICT, including AI, big data, and mobile applications based on a foundation of our traditional medicine. Such efforts will help us forge new ground in convergence medicine. KIOM, founded in 1994, now has an important opportunity to make rapid progress with the 4th industrial revolution. In step with the spirit of the times, KIOM has established three key strategies to advance into the future.
We will drive the progress of Korean medicine for the future.
In the age of the 4th industrial revolution, it is essential to converge Korean medicine and AI technologies. We will build an AI platform to systematically collect and analyze big data in Korean medicine and develop ICT convergence technology for diagnosis and prediction. Such efforts will allow us to realize a world in which everyone in the country can receive customized healthcare from AI doctors practicing Korean medicine.
We will pursue new areas of convergence led by Korean medicine.
Along with low birth rates, an aging population, and environmental changes, there has been a surge in chronic, geriatric, and environmental diseases. We will increase research on integrative medicine that incorporates traditional and modern approaches. We will develop technology for the use of herbal medicines as well as new treatments like combination therapy in order to contribute to the improved quality of life.
We will create new value and strengthen safety.
We will endeavor to create new value in Korean medicine that people can experience for themselves. We will lead the way in providing scientific evidence of the efficacy and safety of Korean medicine so everyone in the country can use Korean medicine with confidence.
As the nation’s representative institution for Korean medicine R&D, KIOM will continue our efforts so not only Koreans but people worldwide can live long, healthy lives.
We will take another step toward establishing our presence beyond Korea, in the world. KIOM is ready to launch Korean medicine to new heights.