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SK Telecom Applies Quantum Cryptography for 5G Security

SK Telecom Applies Quantum Cryptography for 5G Security

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Monday it will apply quantum cryptography technology in its 5G network to ensure security of its operations. Quantum-safe technology encrypts transmitted data using special quantum keys, which prevents interception or theft, minimizing the various risks caused by hackers. SK Telecom said [...]

Development of Smart Architecture that can Feel Pain Like a Human Being

Development of Smart Architecture that can Feel Pain Like a Human Being

BUSAN, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Because the nerves are spread all over the body, humans can sense pain and stay healthy by receiving treatment before the symptoms worsen. A South Korean research team has developed a fundamental technology that detects minute changes such as vibration and deformation on its own and diagnoses the safety [...]

Busan Port Authority to Develop Security System Utilizing Blockchain

Busan Port Authority to Develop Security System Utilizing Blockchain

BUSAN, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Port Authority (BPA) is planning to develop a port security system that utilizes blockchain, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things technology. The BPA announced on Wednesday that it had been chosen by the Ministry of Science and ICT for its new research and development (R&D) project to [...]

LG Electronics Focuses on Robots to Fuel Growth

LG Electronics Focuses on Robots to Fuel Growth

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will develop different types of robots and services to find new growth momentum in the future-oriented industry. LG Electronics CEO Cho Sung-jin vowed to expand support for the company’s robotics business, following creation of a dedicated robot center under his office [...]

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will install 50,000 Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensors throughout the capital city by 2022 to collect information on fine dust, traffic and other things related to citizens’ lives. The Seoul government will also introduce chatbots to its 120 Dasan Call Center [...]

KT to Offer 5G Network for Voice-controlled Drone

KT to Offer 5G Network for Voice-controlled Drone

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom KT Corp. said Tuesday it will integrate its 5G network with a voice-controlled drone enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) to better monitor major infrastructure. KT signed a memorandum of understanding with indigenous drone developer Woori Aviation Co., voice recognition solution start-up Syncspace and the state-run Korea [...]

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be introduced to conduct a real-time estimation of the locations with the highest demands for cabs in Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that an AI taxi system test driven last November on 380 taxis showed 97.2 percent accuracy in predicting locations with high demand [...]

S. Korean Airports to Use Biometric Data to Identify Passengers

S. Korean Airports to Use Biometric Data to Identify Passengers

SEJONG, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced on Thursday plans to introduce a new identification system at airports that will not require any identification except for fingerprints or vein recognition to identify a person. The ministry also plans to build duty-free stores in the arrivals hall [...]

‘VR Truck’ and ‘Car Scrapping Estimator’ Pass Regulatory Sandbox

‘VR Truck’ and ‘Car Scrapping Estimator’ Pass Regulatory Sandbox

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A ‘VR Truck’ that goes around to different locations to deliver virtual reality (VR) content to variety of customers will soon be made available. A unique application that comes up with the estimated cost of scrapping a car will also be introduced. The South Korean Ministry of Science and [...]