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Firms Send High-tech Message of Appreciation to Parcel Delivery Workers

Firms Send High-tech Message of Appreciation to Parcel Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SM Culture & Contents, an advertising affiliate of South Korea’s biggest music label SM Entertainment, will showcase the country’s first vehicle-aware outdoor advertisements along with online shopping mall 11th Street. Through a vehicle-sensing camera installed in front of the billboard, the camera recognizes the approaching vehicle from a distance [...]

Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In another attempt to emulate New York’s landmark High Line, the Seoul city government unveiled a plan to build a gigantic linear park on the site of the country’s oldest highway, which will be turned into an underground roadway. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it plans to spend 57.3 [...]

New ‘Smart Water’ System Provides Tap Water Information in Real Time

New ‘Smart Water’ System Provides Tap Water Information in Real Time

SEJONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new “Smart Waterworks Management System” that measures tap water quality in real time from the government’s integrated control system and provides customized tap water management services to consumers will be introduced across the country sequentially starting this year. The Ministry of Environment said Tuesday that the smart management [...]

CCTV Technology Uses AI to Predict Crime

CCTV Technology Uses AI to Predict Crime

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Seocho District in Seoul will introduce artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV technology, which uses criminal statistics information to predict possible crimes, as early as July. The district said Thursday that it is developing related technologies with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), and will apply the technology to some [...]

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean military authorities have decided to add new food choices at military cafeterias based on a big data analysis of military food services. The Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday new plans to control the amount of food given out to service members, revamp menus, and better ensure [...]

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed technology uses material from recycled plastic bottles as components of pharmaceutical products. A joint research team from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Korea University, and Ewha Women’s University announced on Tuesday that they had developed a new technology that chemically disassembles plastic bottles [...]