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Samsung, LG Introduce AI-based Air Conditioners

Samsung, LG Introduce AI-based Air Conditioners

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean home appliance makers have showcased their latest lineup of air conditioners with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and advanced air purification features to target the premium market, industry sources said Thursday. Industry leader Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its latest wind-free air conditioners that gently disperse cold air through [...]

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

HONGSEONG, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Chungcheong Province held a final briefing regarding strategies for so-called ‘smart city’ projects on Tuesday. The province is pushing to establish a welfare city for elders, digital underdogs. The smart city will utilize IoT and ICT to solve regional problems related to the environment, industry, [...]

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

SEJONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, four government ministries including MOLIT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and Ministry of Interior and Safety will jointly develop a ‘Smart Street Light Platform’ starting this year. The four ministries will [...]

S. Korea to Spend 37.5 bln Won on ‘Convergence Technology’ in 2019

S. Korea to Spend 37.5 bln Won on ‘Convergence Technology’ in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will invest 37.5 billion won (US$33.6 million) this year in developing converging technologies in the fields of robotics, biology and artificial intelligence (AI), the government said Sunday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said it has finalized the scale of various projects to secure core technologies that [...]

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new method of measuring the amount of scattering dust using photos taken by smartphones or drones has been developed by the National Institute of Environmental Research. The Ministry of Environment said it will come up with an examination standard for measuring scattering dust using the new optical method. [...]

LG Electronics, Naver Team Up for Robot Technology

LG Electronics, Naver Team Up for Robot Technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean home appliance maker LG Electronics Inc. and portal operator Naver Corp. said Wednesday they will partner to develop an advanced guide robot. The two Korean companies agreed to apply Naver’s integrated location and mobility solution eXtended Definition & Dimension Map (xDM) in LG’s guide robot called Air [...]

POSCO Introduces Smart Safety Helmets with Video Recording and Distress Call Functions

POSCO Introduces Smart Safety Helmets with Video Recording and Distress Call Functions

POHANG, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO has introduced a new smart safety helmet at its factories to maximize safety and efficiency. The steel giant announced on Tuesday that it had developed a new smart safety helmet in collaboration with its subsidiary POSCO ICT. The new helmet is equipped with smart sensors and safety devices, [...]

S. Korean Government Accelerates Port Automation Projects

S. Korean Government Accelerates Port Automation Projects

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — In line with the global trend towards harbor automation, the South Korean government has announced its intention to establish an automated foundation by 2025, and complete a smart maritime logistic system by 2030. With the automatic system, time spent loading and unloading a typical large container ship is expected [...]