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LG, Samsung Refrigerators Named Most Kid-friendly by Consumer Reports

LG, Samsung Refrigerators Named Most Kid-friendly by Consumer Reports

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean-made refrigerators were named among the most kid-friendly fridges by a U.S. consumer advocacy magazine after a survey of parents, companies said Monday. Consumer Reports announced five “Kid-friendly Refrigerators That Please Parents,” a list which includes two models from LG Electronics and one from Samsung Electronics. The two [...]

Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Sales Triple in 2017

Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Sales Triple in 2017

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Microsoft Korea, the local unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp., said Tuesday that sales of its open cloud computing platform Azure rose nearly three-fold in one year. Microsoft opened two data center regions in South Korea for Azure in February 2017, one in Seoul and another in the southern port city of Busan. The company’s data center regions are large complexes that [...]

800,000 Jobs to be Lost by 2030 Due to Fourth Industrial Revolution: Study

800,000 Jobs to be Lost by 2030 Due to Fourth Industrial Revolution: Study

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – About 800,000 jobs are expected to be lost by 2030, in such areas as retail sales, driving, shipping and cleaning, due to technological advances driven by the fourth industrial revolution, a study showed Thursday. But the revolution is expected to create 920,000 more jobs in information and communication technology, engineering, healthcare, culture and arts, and other areas, the labor ministry study conducted jointly by state and civilian research institutes showed. The [...]

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 [...]