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Samsung to Operate Five AI Centers Globally

Samsung to Operate Five AI Centers Globally

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics’ announcement yesterday of plans to operate five AI research and development centers around the world gave industry insiders insight into Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong’s vision of the future, as Samsung prepares for the next generation of technological advancements. Experts say that Lee’s most recent global traverse following [...]

Is Smart Technology the Future of Retail?

Is Smart Technology the Future of Retail?

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As a woman in her 40s enters a clothing store with her daughter, a “smart” CCTV camera recognizes her as a regular customer, delivering her personal information to a welcome robot, which then greets both the female customer and her daughter. As the customer moves around the shop, custom-fit [...]

Samsung to Install Bixby in Wider Range of Products

Samsung to Install Bixby in Wider Range of Products

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will apply its artificial intelligence (AI) voice recognition system, Bixby, to a wider range of home appliances in line with its vision to establish an Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem for households. Kim Hyun-suk, head of the company’s consumer electronics division, said it is important [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]

Hyundai to Up Stake in U.S. Wireless Tech Firm

Hyundai to Up Stake in U.S. Wireless Tech Firm

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will expand its investment in U.S. wireless technology company Metawave for an improved partnership on autonomous vehicles. Hyundai Motor made an initial investment in Metawave last year in a bid to jointly develop cutting-edge radar technology for autonomous vehicles. This year, it will [...]

Global Blockchain Startups Head to S. Korea

Global Blockchain Startups Head to S. Korea

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A string of global blockchain companies have recently entered South Korea to start their business, including startup Steemit Inc., industry sources said Sunday. The U.S.-based Steemit — founded by Ned Scott in 2016 — is a social networking website that uses its own blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers. The [...]