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SK Telecom to Introduce Metaverse Platform for Job Interviews

SK Telecom to Introduce Metaverse Platform for Job Interviews

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top wireless carrier, said Wednesday that it has introduced one-on-one interview sessions on a metaverse platform to hire new recruits. The metaverse refers to a 3-D virtual shared world, in which all activities can take place with the help of augmented- and virtual-reality services. [...]

LG Electronics Completes 1st Phase of Smart Home Appliance Factory Upgrades

LG Electronics Completes 1st Phase of Smart Home Appliance Factory Upgrades

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday the first phase of home appliance manufacturing facility upgrades at its main production base in South Korea has been completed as the company aims to improve productivity with a better automation system. The tech giant said its reconstructed production building at LG Smart Park [...]

Boston Dynamics Eyes Expanded Partnership with Hyundai Motor

Boston Dynamics Eyes Expanded Partnership with Hyundai Motor

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. robotics startup Boston Dynamics said Friday it will expand its partnership with South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group to integrate its robotics technologies in future mobility solutions and expand their applications in other industrial sectors. Boston Dynamics demonstrated its latest robotics technologies during an online media event after [...]

Doosan Mobility to Push for Drone-related ODA Projects

Doosan Mobility to Push for Drone-related ODA Projects

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI), a South Korean drone maker, said Thursday that it has signed a preliminary deal with local drone solution provider AIRON Corp. to push for official development assistance (ODA) projects with drones. Under the deal, the two companies plan to provide hydrogen-propelled drones to developing countries [...]

SK C&C Turns to AI for New Drug Development

SK C&C Turns to AI for New Drug Development

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — SK C&C Co., an IT service unit of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, said Monday it had expanded the application area of its artificial intelligence (AI)-based target identification platform to include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The platform, originally intended for the development of new drugs for metabolic diseases, was [...]

Virtual Humans Emerge as New Contenders in Content Industry

Virtual Humans Emerge as New Contenders in Content Industry

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Virtual humans are sweeping through multiple industries including content creation, gaming and even finance. Rozy, a virtual influencer and model, has shot various advertisements for hotels, electric vehicles, fashion brands and even environmental campaigns. It is estimated that Rozy has earned as much as 1 billion won (US$864,300) solely [...]

KT Sets Up Blockchain-based E-Document Platform

KT Sets Up Blockchain-based E-Document Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Wednesday that fourteen companies were participating in the launch of the ‘E-document Digital Transformation (DX) One Team’ to promote the rollout of e-document services. The mobile carrier will develop a blockchain-based e-document platform by leveraging its existing capability in digital [...]

SK Telecom Kicks Off Study on Real-time Detection of Seawater Pollution

SK Telecom Kicks Off Study on Real-time Detection of Seawater Pollution

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Thursday that it had launched a pilot study for real-time surveillance of seawater pollution by connecting a marine pollution detection sensor with an underwater base station-centered telecommunication network. The study, conducted in tandem with Hoseo University and the Korea [...]