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LG’s G6 to Feature Google’s Voice Assistant Service: Sources

LG’s G6 to Feature Google’s Voice Assistant Service: Sources

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc.’s upcoming G6 smartphones will come with Google Inc. voice assistant service, industry sources said Thursday, as the South Korean company struggles to compete against its rivals.  LG’s new flagship models — to be unveiled next month — will carry the U.S. tech giant’s artificial intelligence (AI) [...]

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s big three telecommunication companies – SK Telecom, KT Corp., and LG Uplus – are set to wage battle over the next big thing in the tech industry – artificial intelligence.  SK Telecom began its AI endeavor with NUGU, an AI speaker that connects with smartphones to carry out [...]

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – NH Investment & Securities became the first securities firm in Korea to adopt a biometric authentication system that scans veins on the palm of a user’s hand, to be used for financial transactions.  According to officials, customers who register their biometric information can take advantage of the new system [...]

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. sold more than 40,000 units of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) home assistant service in four months, market watchers said Monday.  The service, called NUGU, which means “who” in Korean, is the advanced voice recognition butler service that allows users to control [...]

Naver Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recommend Travel Ideas

Naver Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recommend Travel Ideas

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Internet giant Naver announced Wednesday the launch of ConA (Context Recognition AI), an artificial intelligence platform that automatically recommends travel destinations overseas.  According to Naver, ConA uses deep learning technology and makes use of big data from online tour sites or restaurant information to come up with [...]

New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and MIT have developed a lithium-ion battery with double the existing battery life and quadruple the capacity of typical existing products.  According to the team, once commercialized, the battery could extend the maximum single charge driving [...]

SK Telecom to Invest 5 Tln Won in AI, Internet of Things

SK Telecom to Invest 5 Tln Won in AI, Internet of Things

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it will spend 5 trillion won (US$4.2 billion) over the next three years to develop technology and services in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things.  The AI wave and Internet of Things, which aims to connect objects [...]

S. Korea Brings Latest Technologies to CES

S. Korea Brings Latest Technologies to CES

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will showcase a wide range of advanced technologies and products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, providing their Korean developers a chance to introduce their products to the rest of the world, a trade agency said Friday.  The state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) [...]