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S. Korean and American Researchers Develop “Big Data Express”, 33 Percent Faster than Existing Channels

S. Korean and American Researchers Develop “Big Data Express”, 33 Percent Faster than Existing Channels

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) have successfully participated in the development of “BigData Express”, a data transfer tool that can accommodate large-scale transfers. As supercomputers become ever more powerful, the amount of data they can process has accordingly ballooned in scale. [...]

Seoul Government to Discuss Carpool Service

Seoul Government to Discuss Carpool Service

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is expected to hold a discussion next week on controversial carpool services that have been accused of violating the Passenger Transport Service Act. The meeting is expected to gather together experts and officials from the taxi and ICT industries, civic groups, and government officials to [...]

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A portmanteau of “chat” and “robot”, chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate human conversation in both spoken speech and text format. With the seemingly inevitable advent of artificial intelligence approaching nearer by the day, South Korean airlines, entertainment and banking industry players are taking measures to get ahead [...]

Autonomous Cars and Human Drivers to Face Off at New Motor Show

Autonomous Cars and Human Drivers to Face Off at New Motor Show

SUWON, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Self-driving cars and human drivers are expected to go head to head at the upcoming Pangyo Autonomous Motor Show 2017. A much-anticipated question among car fans will be answered later this week at the Pangyo show, as autonomous cars and human drivers will show off their driving skills to decide [...]

Coffee Enthusiasts Look Forward to Blue Bottle Coffee’s South Korean Arrival

Coffee Enthusiasts Look Forward to Blue Bottle Coffee’s South Korean Arrival

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean community of coffee devotees is abuzz after recent remarks made by CEO James Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee Company, who alluded to the possibility that the so-called “Apple of the coffee industry” would soon open a South Korean location. Comparisons between Blue Bottle Coffee and what [...]

AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A KAIST professor has said artificial intelligence-based fact checkers could be more effective than humans in tackling fake news in the future. Professor Cha Mi-young, who teaches computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), said big-data efforts to quickly discover and prevent fake news from [...]

Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

SEJONG, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Fewer than half of South Koreans now put work before family, according to a new survey. Findings from this year’s social survey revealed that the figure for those who prioritize work over family had dropped below 50 percent for the first time since records began at Statistics Korea. The [...]

Patent Applications for All-in-One Credit Cards Surge from 2012 to 2016

Patent Applications for All-in-One Credit Cards Surge from 2012 to 2016

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Patent applications pertaining to all-in-one cards registered at the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) have increased dramatically in the past five years (2012 to 2016). The nation’s patent authority announced that it had received 125 applications, more than four times the 25 it had accepted in the previous five-year [...]