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Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean web giant Naver’s new European-based artificial intelligence research team has debuted at the company’s annual developers’ meeting this year. The research group, dubbed Naver Labs Europe, is an institute based in Grenoble in Southeastern France that used to be called ‘Xerox Research Centre Europe’, which Naver took over [...]

SK to Launch IBM Watson-Based Service Development Platform ‘Aibril’

SK to Launch IBM Watson-Based Service Development Platform ‘Aibril’

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) —SK C&C has announced plans for an official release of ‘Aibril’, an artificial intelligence assistant service development platform based on IBM’s Watson. During a press conference held on Wednesday in Seoul, the South Korean IT company revealed plans to officially launch the software development system alongside a number of application [...]

Suwon Turns to Big Data to Fight Crows

Suwon Turns to Big Data to Fight Crows

SUWON, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Suwon, which suffered a power outage and vehicle contaminations last year due to the appearance of flocks of crows, has decided to draw up countermeasures, utilizing big data to track crow movements. The city revealed on July 28 that it will set up a customized platform [...]

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A consortium led by telecom giant KT Corp. will monitor and combat infectious diseases in real-time by using big data, the company said Friday. The consortium was selected by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish the big data system for monitoring and surveillance of the [...]

SK Eyes Taxi-Hailing App Market

SK Eyes Taxi-Hailing App Market

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom is considering the idea of launching an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing app, which the company sees as a chance to take advantage of its big data database. Though off to a late start, the IT company seems confident its service will prove popular, as [...]

S. Korean Gov’t to Train Jobseekers for Drone and Big Data Industry

S. Korean Gov’t to Train Jobseekers for Drone and Big Data Industry

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) has announced plans to help train South Korean jobseekers for over 2,800 emerging jobs that have been identified as particularly relevant to future demand. Ranging from high technology including 3D printing, IoT, big data, solar energy, and drones to cultural content development, [...]

‘Rent’, ‘Loan’ and ‘Self Interior’ Among Most Popular Keywords on Social Media

‘Rent’, ‘Loan’ and ‘Self Interior’ Among Most Popular Keywords on Social Media

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report has revealed the most popular keywords used by South Koreans on social media in recent years, a list that includes ‘rent’, ‘loan’, and ‘self interior’. Amid gloomy prospects of home ownership with a growing number of South Koreans considered ‘rent poor’, the number of mentions of [...]

South Korean Web Hosting Company Gives In to Ransomeware Hackers

South Korean Web Hosting Company Gives In to Ransomeware Hackers

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean web hosting site Nayana Communication has struck a deal with ransomeware hackers to pay over 1 billion won to bail the company out of its predicament after losing access to data that hackers encrypted. The South Korean web hosting provider released a statement yesterday, acknowledging a deal they [...]