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More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean discount store chain operators said Thursday that they have increased their numbers of cashierless counters in an apparent move to cut costs and queuing times. E-Mart Inc., the country’s largest big-box chain operator, first adopted the system in January and said the number of stores with unmanned [...]

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

SEJONG, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time near the capital city of Seoul, a drone district is to be designated on a trial basis. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced yesterday that it is adding three more districts (Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province, Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province and Seogwipo [...]

Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting at the end of this month, beef will be available through IoT-based vending machines for purchase by consumers. The measure is aimed at relaxing measures previously binding the livestock industry while helping consumers gain easier access to beef. When beef goes on sale at vending machines, consumers will [...]

Hyundai Motor to Develop AI Tech with Chinese Partners

Hyundai Motor to Develop AI Tech with Chinese Partners

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor is set to develop futuristic AI technology for self-driving cars by partnering with Chinese tech companies. At CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai, the largest electronics exhibit in Asia, the Korean carmaker announced a tech partnership with DeepGlint, a Chinese startup specializing in the field of artificial intelligence. [...]

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will spearhead a project to develop a drug platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, the government said Thursday, in the latest effort to transform the country into a global biotech and medical industry hub. A total of four research centers and universities — the [...]

Samsung C&T Introduces “Smart Home”

Samsung C&T Introduces “Smart Home”

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — At an apartment complex in Seoul, a woman comes home from the supermarket. As she enters the corridor, an air shower system activates, and fine dust is removed with ease. Feeling refreshed, she enters the living room. With a wave of her right hand, the curtains are drawn automatically. [...]