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Korean Researchers Develop Nine-Core Image Recognition Processor for Driverless Cars

Korean Researchers Develop Nine-Core Image Recognition Processor for Driverless Cars

DAEJEON, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The government-funded research institution ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Institute) has announced a breakthrough in its development of image recognition processors geared towards driverless car technology. The achievement – the successful design of a nine-core processor – is a notable one for South Korean interests, as it was only last [...]

LG Electronics Starts Sales of V30 Smartphone This Week

LG Electronics Starts Sales of V30 Smartphone This Week

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Co. said Wednesday that it will begin sales of its latest high-end smartphone, the V30, this week in South Korea, to compete with the Galaxy S8 series and the Galaxy Note 8 by Samsung Electronics Co., and other rival models. Customers who made preorders through the country’s [...]

New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of science magazines are being launched in the South Korean publishing industry targeting adult readers, with many experts hopeful that the trend could lead to the expansion of the science literature industry. Among the publishers jumping on the bandwagon of science magazines is EumPublishing, which is [...]

Scientists Develop Solar Cells Out Of Fluorine

Scientists Develop Solar Cells Out Of Fluorine

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists have developed highly stable and cheap solar cells made out of fluorine, a state-run institute said Tuesday. The team led by Kim Jin-young from the Ulsan National Institute ofScience and Technology (UNIST) developed the edged-selectively fluorinefunctionalized graphene nanoplatelets with structure of perovskite solarcells that can achieve a stability of 82 percent. A perovskite solar cell is a type of cell which includes a perovskite structured compound, considered a [...]

AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – There are no losers, only winners, in the first round of the AI speaker confrontation between Kakao and Naver, as pre-sales of each tech company’s flagship product were effectively over minutes after they began.  Pre-sales of the Kakao Mini started on September 18 and lasted only 38 minutes. The [...]

Busan to Invest Billions in Cinema Robotics

Busan to Invest Billions in Cinema Robotics

BUSAN, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Government plans released on Monday have revealed it is likely that artificial intelligence-based robots will soon be assisting the making of movies at film studios in Busan. The Busan Metropolitan Government has announced it is investing 6 billion won from both the central government and city’s budget to revamp [...]

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Almost 30 million emoji sales later, we have some insight into why the Kakao Friends emoji characters are so popular.  On September 17, an analysis into the popularity of the beloved emojis by professor Kim Jun Su from Hannam University found a correlation between purchase intent and factors like [...]

Korean Chipmakers’ Sales to Top 100 tln Won in 2017

Korean Chipmakers’ Sales to Top 100 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top two chipmakers — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. — are set to see their combined annual sales exceed 100 trillion won (US$88.3 billion) this year on the back of an industry boom, industry sources said Monday. The outlook came as Samsung and SK hynix, [...]

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Thursday it has partnered with tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector to tap deeper into the burgeoning industry. Kakao I, the company’s AI platform, will be integrated with Samsung’s voice recognition program, Bixby, to allow [...]