Meta CEO discusses AI, XR with S. Korean startups

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook and CEO of Meta Platforms Inc., has met with representatives of Korean artificial intelligence (AI) and extended reality (XR) startups in Seoul to discuss Meta's vision in the areas, industry sources said Thursday. The meeting, which took place at Meta Korea's office in southern Seoul on Wednesday, included leaders from three South Korean AI startups -- Upstage, FriendliAI and MathPresso, as well as representatives from two XR startups -- Devs United Games and Stoic Entertainment, according to the sources. During the session, Zuckerberg shared Meta's technological vision and interests in the AI and XR markets with young tech leaders, according Choi Min-kyung, CEO of Devs United Games and one of the participants. The Meta CEO also expressed hopes for more opportunities to meet with various startups in Korea, she added. Zuckerberg was in Seoul on a three-day visit during which he met with Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Jae-yong, LG Electronics Co. CEO Cho Joo-wan a nd President Yoon Suk Yeol to discuss collaborations in the cutting-edge industries. Source: Yonhap News Agency