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LG’s G6 to Feature Google’s Voice Assistant Service: Sources

LG’s G6 to Feature Google’s Voice Assistant Service: Sources

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc.’s upcoming G6 smartphones will come with Google Inc. voice assistant service, industry sources said Thursday, as the South Korean company struggles to compete against its rivals.  LG’s new flagship models — to be unveiled next month — will carry the U.S. tech giant’s artificial intelligence (AI) [...]

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s big three telecommunication companies – SK Telecom, KT Corp., and LG Uplus – are set to wage battle over the next big thing in the tech industry – artificial intelligence.  SK Telecom began its AI endeavor with NUGU, an AI speaker that connects with smartphones to carry out [...]

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – NH Investment & Securities became the first securities firm in Korea to adopt a biometric authentication system that scans veins on the palm of a user’s hand, to be used for financial transactions.  According to officials, customers who register their biometric information can take advantage of the new system [...]

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. sold more than 40,000 units of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) home assistant service in four months, market watchers said Monday.  The service, called NUGU, which means “who” in Korean, is the advanced voice recognition butler service that allows users to control [...]

Naver Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recommend Travel Ideas

Naver Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recommend Travel Ideas

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Internet giant Naver announced Wednesday the launch of ConA (Context Recognition AI), an artificial intelligence platform that automatically recommends travel destinations overseas.  According to Naver, ConA uses deep learning technology and makes use of big data from online tour sites or restaurant information to come up with [...]