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POSCO Workers to Wear Smartwatches to Monitor Colleagues’ Safety

POSCO Workers to Wear Smartwatches to Monitor Colleagues’ Safety

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Wearable technology will be used to enhance workplace safety culture at POSCO, the South Korean steelmaking giant announced on Wednesday. POSCO distributed smartwatches to 1200 employees who face occupational hazards at the company’s Pohang and Gwangyang steel mills. The smartwatches will serve as a digital monitoring tool to detect [...]

COVID-19 Prompts Businesses to Come up with Speedier Entry System

COVID-19 Prompts Businesses to Come up with Speedier Entry System

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Well known for its highly advanced technology, flash and catchy K-pop music, South Korea is also infamous for its ‘bali bali’ (meaning “hurry hurry” in Korean) culture. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation has validated its ‘everything speedy’ attribute once again, showing off an innovative way [...]

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Water Authority announced Thursday its plans to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI)-based water quality management system supported by the Seoul Digital Foundation’s data consulting services. The authority aims to set up a preemptive water quality management system by incorporating big data and AI technology into the monitoring [...]

KT Develops AI Solution for Diabetes Management

KT Develops AI Solution for Diabetes Management

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A new artificial intelligence (AI) solution will soon be made available to help diabetics monitor their food consumption. KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunication firm, concluded a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday with Huray Positive, a digital healthcare service provider, and Wonju Severance Christian Hospital to develop medical data-based [...]

Researchers Develop “Mole-bot” to Help Explore Underground Resources

Researchers Develop “Mole-bot” to Help Explore Underground Resources

DAEJEON, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology announced on Thursday that it had developed a robot named “Mole-bot” to help explore underground resources. In general, a variety of equipment is used for underground excavation work, including drilling machines, pipelines, and pumps. This work, however, [...]

S. Korea Develops Robot with 5G/AI Capabilities to Fight Coronavirus

S. Korea Develops Robot with 5G/AI Capabilities to Fight Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., in tandem with industrial automation components manufacturer Omron Electronics Korea Co., announced Tuesday the development of a robot designed to carry out quarantine tasks to fight the coronavirus. The robot features ICT and automation technology including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous driving, and Internet of Things [...]

Seoul City Expands GPS Coverage to Tunnels and Underground Spaces

Seoul City Expands GPS Coverage to Tunnels and Underground Spaces

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphones will now be able to use global positioning system (GPS) services even in areas without satellite coverage. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they will install GPS transmitters in tunnels and underground spaces to enable GPS use in areas normally without service. [...]