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Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro has managed to cut its typical escalator repair time nearly in half using Internet of Things technology. The state-owned transport company said on Tuesday that the average time spent fixing an escalator dropped from 56 minutes to 37 minutes, down 37 percent, after the adoption of IoT technology [...]

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings Co. on Monday showcased a new human resources solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology, allowing clients to simplify the process of reviewing resumes. The company said the program, “Aibril HR,” will be utilized by the local recruitment service provider Scout. Under the cooperation, the two companies [...]

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new virtual reality program that will be used to better prepare police officers for cases of sexual violence and child abuse is being launched by a South Korean police agency. The Gyeonggi provincial government and the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency held a test event for the agency’s VR-based [...]

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s IT firm SK Broadband Inc. said Monday it has joined forces with popular chain Domino’s Pizza to allow users to track locations of orders using Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. SK Broadband said the delivery drivers of Domino’s will be given a device that connects to the ordering systems [...]

South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

GWANGJU, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tomorrow, the southwestern Gwangju Metropolitan Area will launch its 13th reading marathon. Open to all participants, the “finish line” has been marked as November 6. The seven-month marathon will be divided into seven segments in order of increased difficulty: the turtle (3km), the crocodile (5km), the rabbit (10km), the [...]

“Go! Go! Welfare Mail Box” Delivers Care to Struggling Neighbors

“Go! Go! Welfare Mail Box” Delivers Care to Struggling Neighbors

GIMHAE, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — In a neighborhood in the southeastern city of Gimhae, the local community welfare center has begun collecting anonymously written submissions as a means of discovering households in need of assistance. As part of an initiative that kicked off earlier this year, the notes, letters and cards are deposited in [...]

Mobile Meal Vouchers Help PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Save Millions

Mobile Meal Vouchers Help PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Save Millions

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The organizers of the PyeongChang Olympics were able to economize nearly 500 million won thanks to mobile meal vouchers. Up to 500,000 meals worth 3.5 billion won were purchased via the digital meal vouchers during the 60 days around the Winter Games, Vendys, the startup company behind the money-saving idea, [...]