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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 [...]

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Hackers who threatened to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) made good on their promise by attacking a number of South Korean banking institutions on Monday. According to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), a hacker group called the Armada Collective targeted the Korea Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Institute (KFTC), [...]

Head of SK Says Toshiba Deal is ‘Not Finished’

Head of SK Says Toshiba Deal is ‘Not Finished’

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won said Friday its semiconductor arm’s move to join the acquisition of Toshiba Corp.’s chip business is “not finished,” hinting there are still challenges moving forward. The remark came as a global consortium including South Korea’s SK hyinx Inc. was tapped as the preferred bidder [...]

S. Korea Branches into South American E-Government Market

S. Korea Branches into South American E-Government Market

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean government delegation will visit Brazil and Peru next week to promote its electronic government systems, the ministries of interior and foreign affairs said Wednesday. The team led by a senior official of the Ministry of the Interior plan to visit the South American countries through Tuesday. In Peru, the delegation plans [...]