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Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting at the end of this month, beef will be available through IoT-based vending machines for purchase by consumers. The measure is aimed at relaxing measures previously binding the livestock industry while helping consumers gain easier access to beef. When beef goes on sale at vending machines, consumers will [...]

Parking Tickets Go High-tech

Parking Tickets Go High-tech

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is trying to lower costs by digitalizing parking tickets. According to an official announcement yesterday, the city will join hands with the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) to create a digital system that will make it possible to transmit parking tickets via a mobile [...]

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will spearhead a project to develop a drug platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, the government said Thursday, in the latest effort to transform the country into a global biotech and medical industry hub. A total of four research centers and universities — the [...]

Gov’t Supports Pet Food Made of Insects

Gov’t Supports Pet Food Made of Insects

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Rural Development Administration (RDA) revealed yesterday that a firm that produces pet food from edible insects will be entering the domestic animal feed market. The RDA will provide technological support so that the firm can eventually export its products. Ptecticus, the insect to be used as [...]

Cooling System to Lower Heat at Gwanghwamun Plaza

Cooling System to Lower Heat at Gwanghwamun Plaza

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Visitors to Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Plaza will be able to enjoy refreshing wisps of cool air starting tomorrow. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday that from June 1 to the end of August, a cooling fog system will be activated by the plaza’s 77-meter footpath. The system will disperse tiny [...]

Unmanned Chicken Farms in the Works

Unmanned Chicken Farms in the Works

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Innotek unveiled plans yesterday to develop AI smart farm technology that would make unmanned poultry farms possible. A joint venture with the National Institute of Animal Science, the new project will utilize big data on poultry as well as innovations such as deep learning and high-tech camera sensors. [...]

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

CHEONGJU, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings” (also known as “Jikji”), the world’s oldest existing book printed with moveable metal type, will be re-created and incorporated into a 3D database. The Korea Culture Information Service Agency has selected the Goryeo Virtual Reality Program proposed by the Jikji Korea [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]