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Yonhap Launches South Korea’s First Chatbot News Service

Yonhap Launches South Korea’s First Chatbot News Service

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s key newswire, on Wednesday launched the nation’s first chatbot service, delivering news updates sorted by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to Facebook users. In the new service offered in Korean, any Facebook user can send messages to Yonhap’s chatbot via Yonhap’s official Facebook page (fb.com/yonhap) [...]

Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Single Koreans in their 20s and 30s say being asked whether they have a partner or not is the most stressful question they can be asked, according to a new survey released yesterday. The survey, conducted by South Korean marriage-oriented dating website Duo, also revealed seven in ten single people [...]

S. Korea to Launch Nationwide Shopping Festival in Fall

S. Korea to Launch Nationwide Shopping Festival in Fall

SEJONG, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will hold this year’s nationwide shopping festival involving retailers and traditional markets in the fall to attract foreign shoppers and boost lackluster domestic consumption, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the “Korea Sale FESTA,” will take place from Sept. 28 to [...]

Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The overcharging of foreigners by taxi drivers in the Seoul metropolitan area appears to be tapering off, the municipal government said Tuesday, citing the results of its continued crackdowns. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the average taxi fare paid by foreign visitors for trips from Incheon International Airport, [...]

Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean law enforcement agencies have revealed plans to enhance their scientific capabilities in their investigations with advanced technology, some of which can help police find key clues based on something as small as fungal DNA. At an event held yesterday, the National Digital Forensic Center (NDFC) revealed scientific [...]

Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

JEOLLOA, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A number of cattle farms in Jinan County, North Jeolla Province are adopting advanced dairy technology with the help of the local government, which will see calves fed by robotic feeders. Jinan County’s move to use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in cattle farming is expected to raise feed consumption [...]

S. Korea Sees Massive Influx of Bro Films

S. Korea Sees Massive Influx of Bro Films

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Male buddy films dominate the local industry these days following the back-to-back box-office successes of several films of the kind since early this year. They include “Confidential Assignment” starring Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin, “The King” featuring Zo In-sung and Jung Woo-sung, and “New Trial” with Kang Ha-neul and [...]