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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 [...]

Hyundai Motor to Work with Israeli Engineers in Mobility Technology

Hyundai Motor to Work with Israeli Engineers in Mobility Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will work with Israeli engineers to develop cutting-edge mobility technologies as demand for next-generation vehicles is on the rise. The Korean carmaker will explore Israeli startups that have expertise in such areas as artificial intelligence, sensor fusion and cybersecurity for investment and joint [...]

S. Korea to Export Corporate Evaluation System to Europe

S. Korea to Export Corporate Evaluation System to Europe

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank to export a corporate technology evaluation system, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups said Thursday. The technology evaluation system, developed by the Korea Technology Finance Corp. (KIBO), has been exported to emerging markets, including Vietnam, Thailand and Peru. [...]

VR Room Escape Café Wins World OKTA’s Venture Competition

VR Room Escape Café Wins World OKTA’s Venture Competition

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Shanghai-based South Korean businessman Kim Hae-soo has won this year’s ‘Next Generation Rising Venture Conference’ with his business of virtual reality-based room escape cafés. During the event, which was jointly held by the World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association and Yonhap News Agency to help young South Korean businessmen [...]

Naver Pressed for Transparency After Admission of Compromised News Editing

Naver Pressed for Transparency After Admission of Compromised News Editing

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 portal Naver Corp. is under growing pressure to reinvent itself after admitting to intentionally editing news rankings, industry officials said Thursday, one of the suspicions that has long dogged the company valued at over 26 trillion won (US$23.06 billion). Naver Sports admitted to rearranging the [...]

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 [...]