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Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean internet giant Naver announced on September 11 that its online translation service “Papago” has added Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and traditional Chinese to its translating capabilities.  With Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and French already on board, the latest inclusions means Papago is “ready to go” in [...]

South Korean Broadcasters Begin Ultra-HD Transmission

South Korean Broadcasters Begin Ultra-HD Transmission

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Broadcasters Association announced on Wednesday the launch of ultra-high-definition broadcasts by three major broadcasters – KBS, MBC and SBS.  UHD broadcasts provide four times the resolution of the current high-definition broadcasts, and viewers can experience various IP-based services when they connect their TVs to the Internet, officials [...]

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Department Store’s Myeongdong location became South Korea’s first retail outlet on Monday to introduce robot shopping assistant “el Bot.”  The 1.2-meter-tall machine is capable of providing various information to shoppers, according to officials.  For example, it can recommend and give directions to restaurants inside the department store, or [...]