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Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) – Incheon International Airport is introducing robots next month which could soon help customers find check-in counters and move luggage, and will also be capable of serving food at restaurants. According to Incheon Airport officials on Monday, five guide robots and another five for cleaning will be trialed from next month, [...]

South Korean Football League Poised to Introduce VAR System in July

South Korean Football League Poised to Introduce VAR System in July

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football league said Monday that a video review system will be implemented next month to reduce refereeing mistakes and enhance the quality of matches. The K League, the operator of the pro football competitions, said the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be adopted July 1 in its first division K League Classic after going through a three-month test. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), [...]

Hyundai, Kia Develop Smart Production Process Technology

Hyundai, Kia Develop Smart Production Process Technology

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean automobile manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have revealed a new automatic control technology which will be used to look over manufacturing processes at their factories around the world in real time. The car makers, which have operated as sister companies since Hyundai purchased 51 percent of Kia’s shares [...]

South Korea’s Nascent AI Industry Focused on Medical and Service Sectors

South Korea’s Nascent AI Industry Focused on Medical and Service Sectors

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – With artificial intelligence rapidly spreading across global industries, the latest study from the National Information Society Agency (NIA) has revealed that South Korean startups tend to focus their AI development on the medical and convenience service sectors.  The NIA based its study on 19 startups here that had a [...]

Did Google Just Remove Korea’s Extreme Right Community From its Search Engine?

Did Google Just Remove Korea’s Extreme Right Community From its Search Engine?

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Ilbe Storage, usually known simply as Ilbe, has disappeared from Google’s search results, sparking speculation that the company may have deliberately removed the extreme right community that has long been criticized for promoting discriminatory and abusive agendas beyond the traditional values of conservatism.  Since May 29, googling Ilbe (in Korean) [...]

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is moving to establish a set of integrated operational rules for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft to ensure flight safety, the transport ministry said Thursday.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it will work with other government ministries and invest 30 billion won [...]

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Tuesday that it has developed a technology to reduce fine dust emissions at thermal power stations by roughly 90 percent.  The institute recently installed catalytic denitrification equipment – typically employed at power plants to reduce pollutants by converting nitrogen oxide into [...]

7 in 10 South Korean Companies Not Ready for 4th Industrial Revolution

7 in 10 South Korean Companies Not Ready for 4th Industrial Revolution

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly seven in ten companies in South Korea are not prepared for the fourth industrial revolution, which is reshaping many economies and industries with a range of new technologies, a new report revealed. According to the report released yesterday by the Hyundai Research Institute on the perception of the fourth [...]