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Piano Concert Held for Dying Father

Piano Concert Held for Dying Father

JEJU, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — On a recent sunny spring day, the beautiful sound of piano resonated throughout the first floor lobby at Jeju National University Hospital in Jeju Island. The source of the music was pianist Lee Eun-hyung, 35, whose father, Lee Chang-hyo, 64, has been receiving chemotherapy at the hospital since 2017. Now, [...]

Hyundai Motor Studio Opens in Busan

Hyundai Motor Studio Opens in Busan

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. announced Thursday that a new Hyundai Motor Studio Busan will open in the southeastern port city of Busan, where the company will showcase various concept cars and design-related exhibitions. The studio has been set up at the site of an old steel plant, making it Hyundai’s [...]

AI to Speed Up 119 Emergency Call Processing

AI to Speed Up 119 Emergency Call Processing

DAEJEON, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-funded Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute said Thursday that it has completed setting up an artificial intelligence (AI)-based 119 emergency call reporting system at the Gasuwon Safety Center in the Daejeon Fire Headquarters and begun assessment tests. 119 is a fire and ambulance emergency number in South Korea. [...]

Number of S. Korean Bank Branches Plummets

Number of S. Korean Bank Branches Plummets

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growing popularity of online financial services, banks are shutting down branch offices across the country. The Financial Supervisory Service reported that there were 6,405 bank branches as of late 2020, which was 304 fewer than the previous year, representing the largest plunge since 2017 when banks shut [...]