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Konyang Hospital’s Watson Supercomputer Successfully Diagnoses First Cancer Patient

Konyang Hospital’s Watson Supercomputer Successfully Diagnoses First Cancer Patient

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Konyang University Hospital reported the first successful diagnosis of a stage three breast cancer patient by IBM’s Watson for Oncology yesterday, the first time the supercomputer was put to use to discover the best type of cancer treatment since its launch at the hospital last month. The Watson supercomputer [...]

8 in 10 South Koreans Believe 4th Industrial Revolution Will See Fewer Jobs

8 in 10 South Koreans Believe 4th Industrial Revolution Will See Fewer Jobs

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Eight out of ten people in South Korea believe the fourth industrial revolution will see advanced technologies such as AI and automation take away jobs from people, a recent survey has revealed. The survey, conducted by market researcher Trend Monitor and published yesterday, asked 1,000 smartphone users aged between [...]

Samsung Launches Five Creative Initiatives as Startups

Samsung Launches Five Creative Initiatives as Startups

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Five new projects from Samsung Electronics’ incubation program, C-Lab, will soon launch as startups, the tech giant announced on Wednesday.  Bebefit is a smart baby carrier that makes it easier for parents to carry their children, with a “convertible hipseat” structure that allows the wearer to adjust the center [...]

Daegu To Use IoT for Water Supply Management

Daegu To Use IoT for Water Supply Management

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Daegu Metropolitan City is set to become the first municipality in South Korea to adopt IoT technology for the management of a local water supply system, which will make visits from a meter reader no longer necessary, the municipal government announced yesterday. The municipal government is expected to invest 3.5 [...]

What Job Openings at Viv Labs Tell Us about the Future of Samsung AI Interface

What Job Openings at Viv Labs Tell Us about the Future of Samsung AI Interface

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the highly-anticipated features on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus is Bixby, a new AI-based voice assistant that is replacing S Voice.  Although much of Bixby’s full capacity or coherence and consistency is still under wraps, the service will offer a wider level of control compared to [...]

Naver’s Translation App to Help Foreigners at Convenience Stores

Naver’s Translation App to Help Foreigners at Convenience Stores

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. said Tuesday that foreigners can shop for goods at local convenience stores through the company’s mobile translation application Papago.  Under the agreement with GS Retail Co., a major convenience chain operator, Naver will update its application this month with English, Japanese, and [...]

New Warning System Prevents Wrong-Way Driving

New Warning System Prevents Wrong-Way Driving

NAMWON, South Korea, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Expressway Corporation’s South Jeolla office introduced Thursday a wrong-way driving preventive system at one of its toll gates on the Gwangju-Daegu Expressway (Namwon), to more effectively prevent accidents that can result from drivers heading mistakenly, or deliberately, in the opposite direction.  According to officials, wrong-way [...]

Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

Naver’s Self-Driving Robot Highlights Future Ambitions

GOYANG, South Korea, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Making an appearance at an auto show for the first time, Naver, operator of Korea’s leading web portal, showcased its ambitious self-driving technology at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.  But it wasn’t the Naver autonomous vehicle that the tech giant was bragging about at the show, it [...]

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of S&T (Science and Technology) Evaluation and Planning presented Monday the top ten promising technologies of the future, which included artificial intelligence that tracks down fake news.  Fake news has become a serious social issue for South Korea, as for the rest of the world, costing [...]

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is planning to train 1,700 drone operators a year to meet growing demand in the commercial drone industry, the transport ministry said Tuesday.  The country will add four official centers aimed at training drone operators this month, bringing the total to 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure [...]