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Go Players Excited About ‘More Humanlike’ AlphaGo Zero

Go Players Excited About ‘More Humanlike’ AlphaGo Zero

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Go players are reacting rather positively to reports of AlphaGo Zero, with high-profile figures like Lee Se-dol expressing excitement and saying the new AI would stimulate young Go players. Researchers from Google DeepMind, who also invented artificial intelligence-based Go player AlphaGo in 2016, published a research paper on [...]

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 [...]

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, showcased nine robots Monday as it aims to transform itself into a company with the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), software and hardware products. Naver launched its ambient Intelligence (AmI)-based robot lineup that is relatively cheap compared to past models. AmI [...]

Google Assistant Joins Samsung’s Bixby, Apple’s Siri, Naver’s Clover in Vying for Koreans’ Attention

Google Assistant Joins Samsung’s Bixby, Apple’s Siri, Naver’s Clover in Vying for Koreans’ Attention

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Google Korea has thrown its hat into the ring with an announcement on September 21 that its AI-integrated service Google Assistant is now available in Korean. Google Assistant joins a line that includes Apple’s Siri, Naver’s Clover and Samsung’s Bixby leading to the doors of Korean consumers. Google Korea [...]

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Almost 30 million emoji sales later, we have some insight into why the Kakao Friends emoji characters are so popular.  On September 17, an analysis into the popularity of the beloved emojis by professor Kim Jun Su from Hannam University found a correlation between purchase intent and factors like [...]

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 [...]

Samsung SDS Showcases Dialogue AI Platform for Biz

Samsung SDS Showcases Dialogue AI Platform for Biz

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDS. Co., an information technology arm of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung, on Tuesday launched Brity, a business-oriented artificial intelligence platform. The IT developer said Brity is capable of understanding natural languages, serving as what it calls an “intelligent secretary” that can carry out duties requested by a [...]

‘Shopping Robots’ Offer Translation Service for Foreign Tourists

‘Shopping Robots’ Offer Translation Service for Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists will no long have to fear the language barrier in South Korea – at least in some departments stores. Robots offering translation services are expected to resolve some of the inconvenience associated with communicating in Korean for foreign tourists. Hancom, an IT software company said on August [...]

Kakao Collaborates with Hyundai, Kia to Develop AI Tech

Kakao Collaborates with Hyundai, Kia to Develop AI Tech

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Monday it has joined forces with the country’s leading automaker Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Under the agreement, the automakers will implement server-based speech recognition technology into the Genesis [...]