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‘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 [...]

LG Electronics Showcases 5 IoT Sensors for Households

LG Electronics Showcases 5 IoT Sensors for Households

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. on Monday showcased five different Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be utilized at homes, in line with the company’s push to build up its latest technology. IoT is a concept in which objects are connected to the Internet and can identify themselves to other devices in [...]

SK Telecom’s AI Program to Help Convenience-store Employees

SK Telecom’s AI Program to Help Convenience-store Employees

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Monday it agreed to join forces with a major South Korean convenience store chain to deploy its artificial intelligence product NUGU to help store clerks. The country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said it will test-run NUGU at South Korea’s largest convenience store chain CU in [...]

LG Says Its Robot Vacuum Cleaner as ‘Intelligent as 7-year-old child’

LG Says Its Robot Vacuum Cleaner as ‘Intelligent as 7-year-old child’

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Monday that independent studies showed its robot vacuum cleaner released earlier this year were as intelligent as a 6-to-7-year-old child. Citing a research conducted by Robotics & Intelligent Systems Lab under Seoul National University, the South Korean consumer electronics giant said the vacuum cleaner, named [...]

S. Korea to Open 2 More VR, AR Complexes

S. Korea to Open 2 More VR, AR Complexes

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday that it will open two additional new complexes to promote virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology as the country aims to become a global powerhouse in the sectors. The two centers will be set up at Korea National University Of Arts [...]

KAIST to Hold AI World Cup for University Students

KAIST to Hold AI World Cup for University Students

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean university will host the world’s very first Artificial Intelligence World Cup later this year, which will see teams consisting of South Korean university students with artificial intelligence algorithm programs competing in multiple events, ranging from AI-based football and sports commentary to writing articles based on the outcome [...]

South Korean Arms Industry Urged to Prepare for Cyberattacks

South Korean Arms Industry Urged to Prepare for Cyberattacks

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Industry experts are warning the South Korean arms industry to ramp up security in preparation for growing cyberattacks in the coming years, while a number of industry sources say some of the previous attacks could have been state-sponsored. Similarities found between previous cyberattacks against the South Korean arms industry over [...]

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Social robots that are capable of showing a variety of facial expressions have been proven effective in treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new medical study. The research team led by neuropsychiatry professor Yu Hee-jung at Seoul National University Hospital discovered there was little to no difference between [...]

1 in 5 South Koreans Spends 5 Hours on Smartphone Apps

1 in 5 South Koreans Spends 5 Hours on Smartphone Apps

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of five South Korean users of Android-powered smartphones accessed applications for more than five hours a day last month, data showed Wednesday. According to industry tracker App Annie, South Korea posted the longest application usage time held by the top 20-percent bracket of users, followed by Mexico, Brazil, and [...]