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KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s telecommunications giant, announced Thursday the introduction of a new artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics-based digital service for all 190 guest rooms at Daegu Marriott Hotel. KT AI Hotel is a contact-free service that allows hotel guests to control the lights, home appliances, music, and hail [...]

K-pop Songstress IU to Drop New Single ‘Celebrity’ This Month

K-pop Songstress IU to Drop New Single ‘Celebrity’ This Month

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop soloist IU is set to release the new single “Celebrity” later this month ahead of releasing her long-awaited fifth studio album, her agency said Friday. The song, which Edam Entertainment described as an “upbeat pop sound track that IU will be experimenting with for the first time,” will [...]

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Gets 600 mln YouTube Views with Debut Single ‘Solo’

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Gets 600 mln YouTube Views with Debut Single ‘Solo’

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Jennie, the singer-rapper of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, has earned over 600 million views on YouTube with her 2018 hit song “Solo,” her agency said Friday. The music video for her first solo single hit the milestone at around 5:19 a.m., some 26 months after its release in November [...]

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s southeastern Songpa district said Thursday it will collect and sort cans and plastic bottles automatically using artificial intelligence (AI)-based resource circulation and collection robots. The district office will install a couple of such robots within its district. The AI-based robots will automatically sort, compress and store cans and [...]

Kakao Begins Plastic Recycling Project for Eco-friendly Consumption

Kakao Begins Plastic Recycling Project for Eco-friendly Consumption

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Makers, an order-based production platform under Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, announced Wednesday a new eco-friendly project called ‘Prime People’ to promote plastic recycling. Plastics are separated by their material and type before they are recycled, and small-sized plastics like bottle caps [...]

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it will release a mobile app that offers a wide variety of information on public transport, including alerts that are issued when the user’s routes overlap with those of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The mobile app ‘My-T’ is scheduled to be released [...]

Hyundai Motor Expands ‘Visiting Charging Service’ for EV Customers

Hyundai Motor Expands ‘Visiting Charging Service’ for EV Customers

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will expand the operation of the ‘visiting charging service’ for its electric vehicle (EV) customers. This service is available when EV batteries are discharged during driving-on status or when customers have difficulty going to charging stations. Hyundai staff visit the location at the [...]