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AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

SEOUL, JAN. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A life-like AI robot captivated a South Korean audience at a technology conference on Tuesday in Seoul with its convincing appearance and proficient communication skills. Sophia, the world’s first artificial intelligence robot, made a first public appearance in South Korea yesterday at a forum held by the Artificial Intelligence Industry [...]

Kakao Releases Ethics Guidelines for AI Technology

Kakao Releases Ethics Guidelines for AI Technology

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao has become the first South Korean AI developer to establish ethics guidelines concerning artificial intelligence technology. The South Korean IT giant on Wednesday announced the release of the Kakao Algorithm Ethics Charter, which includes a set of rules concerning discrimination against social groups and ethical data collection and transparency [...]

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will use cutting-edge technology such as drones and the Internet of Things to improve the safety of the nation’s railway network. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has introduced a comprehensive white paper outlining technology projects over the next ten years, including the installation of [...]

Researchers at SNU Develop Self-Learning Turbine Monitoring Technology

Researchers at SNU Develop Self-Learning Turbine Monitoring Technology

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Researchers at Seoul National University have developed a new monitoring system for turbines at power plants, the first of its kind in the world. The research team led by professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Yoon Byung-dong said on Monday it had developed a turbine monitoring system capable of self-learning [...]

S. Koreans Missing for Second Year at CES Keynote Stage

S. Koreans Missing for Second Year at CES Keynote Stage

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean industry leaders are absent for the second year in a row on the keynote schedule of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest IT fair, having been replaced by fast-rising Chinese counterparts. The website of the Consumer Technology Association, the organizer of the CES that [...]

‘5G Technology Village’ Opens in Pyeongchang

‘5G Technology Village’ Opens in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A secluded town in Pyeongchang has been revamped as a ‘5G technology village’ where Olympics-goers from all over the world will be able to experience next-generation innovations. According to official PyeongChang Olympics sponsor KT, the world’s first village equipped with 5G networks opened in Daegwallyeong on Wednesday, in the presence [...]

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A coding event for children was successfully held on Jeju Island last weekend, signaling the provincial government’s resolve to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the island’s provincial government on Thursday, the two-day long junior coding hackathon was held over the weekend under the theme of ‘producing [...]

KABS to hold symposium on Buddhism and 4th Industrial Revolution

KABS to hold symposium on Buddhism and 4th Industrial Revolution

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Association for Buddhist Studies is set to hold a symposium on the convergence of Buddhism and the fourth industrial revolution next month. The academic conference will see scholars put their heads together to discuss the future of Buddhism and its relation to the latest technologies including artificial intelligence, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]