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Google Glass, GoPro, Panasonic Action Cam Compared on Operating Table

Google Glass, GoPro, Panasonic Action Cam Compared on Operating Table

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Using wearable devices during surgical operations is not yet a popular practice among South Korean doctors, but a team of local neurosurgeons recently proved the practicality of these devices in real-life operations, suggesting that they may possibly replace existing medical equipment in the near future.  The team, led by [...]

AI Debuts in Civil Affairs Administration

AI Debuts in Civil Affairs Administration

DAEGU, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Daegu Metropolitan Government has become the first government body to adopt artificial intelligence in its civil affairs administration.  Dubbed “Ddubot,” after Daegu Duduriso Chatbot, the system launched as part of a pilot project on Monday. It can be used on smartphones and personal computers by local residents who [...]

Gov’t to Monitor Cyberattacks Utilizing IoT Devices

Gov’t to Monitor Cyberattacks Utilizing IoT Devices

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will come up with a monitoring system linked to Internet of Things (IoT) devices by May to detect various cyberattacks from both home and abroad, the science ministry said Tuesday.  A set of measures was discussed during a meeting attended by officials from the Ministry of Science, [...]

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

BUSAN, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Wave Gliders, self-serving unmanned drones for underwater research, are being deployed to South Korea’s East Sea, around Ulleungdo and Dokdo islands.  According to the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, the unmanned surface vehicles, equipped with autonomous navigation systems, will be in service for the next five years starting in [...]

Google’s AI Software Wins Top Score Among Machines in Translation Battle

Google’s AI Software Wins Top Score Among Machines in Translation Battle

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Artificial intelligence (AI) language software by U.S. Internet giant Google Inc., scored higher than its rival AI machines in a translation battle between humans and machines held in South Korea earlier this week, industry officials said Wednesday.  On Tuesday, a group of four professional translators competed against three AI-powered [...]

Artificial Intelligence is Coming to Journalism, but Not Everyone is Happy

Artificial Intelligence is Coming to Journalism, but Not Everyone is Happy

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Two major South Korean web portals – Naver and Daum – have introduced artificial intelligence mechanisms that can recommend news articles to viewers.  Article arrangement is a crucial part of the news editing process, and considering that Naver and Daum are two of the most popular platforms for South [...]

Government Complex Adopts Facial Recognition System after Successful Trial

Government Complex Adopts Facial Recognition System after Successful Trial

SEJONG, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Government Buildings Management Office – operating four of South Korea’s major government complexes in Sejong, Daejeon, Gwacheon, and Seoul – is officially implementing a facial recognition identification system after the success of a one-month trial.  According to officials on Tuesday, the accuracy rate of the system has reached [...]

Disappointing R&D Spending in Korean Connected Car Industry

Disappointing R&D Spending in Korean Connected Car Industry

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A study by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion revealed Monday that 51 connected car companies in Korea spend a disappointing average of 980 million won ($854,148) on research and development each year.  The figure is 2.7 percent of average sales revenue estimated at 36.37 billion won, [...]

Korean ICT Firms to Show Off New Technology at PyeongChang 2018

Korean ICT Firms to Show Off New Technology at PyeongChang 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – With less than a year left before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, officials have unveiled a handful of cutting-edge ICT (information and communications technology) innovations that will be implemented at the games.  KT Corp. the official telecommunications partner for the Olympic games, introduced an augmented reality navigation [...]

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s leading web portal, said Friday that it is launching a beta service for AIRS (AI Recommender System), the company’s up and coming AI system that will now recommend news articles based on one’s web content consumption patterns, time spent, and personal interests.  The company said that [...]