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AI Speaker ‘Emotional Conversation’ Services Popular Among Solitary Senior Citizens

AI Speaker ‘Emotional Conversation’ Services Popular Among Solitary Senior Citizens

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has revealed that senior citizens who live alone tend to engage in ‘emotional talks’ with artificial intelligence (AI) speakers, where the speaker answers statements like “I am tired” or “How are you feeling?”, three times more often than others. SK Telecom Co. analyzed the pattern of [...]

Incheon Airport to Test AI-based Identification at Security Checkpoints

Incheon Airport to Test AI-based Identification at Security Checkpoints

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport will begin test-running an artificial intelligence (AI)-based X-ray identification system in September to strengthen counterterrorism efforts. The government finalized the initiative along with a new counterterrorism action plan for the next six months on Monday at Central Government Complex in Seoul. The government, on top of the new [...]

LG Electronics Q2 Operating Earnings Down 15.4 pct on Downbeat Mobile Biz

LG Electronics Q2 Operating Earnings Down 15.4 pct on Downbeat Mobile Biz

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Friday its second-quarter operating profits are expected to have dropped 15.4 percent from a year earlier, mainly due to its sluggish smartphone business. In an earnings guidance, the South Korean electronics maker said it expects to post 652.2 billion won (US$557 million) in operating profits [...]

Samsung Electronics’ Q2 Earnings More than Halve on Weak Memory Chips

Samsung Electronics’ Q2 Earnings More than Halve on Weak Memory Chips

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its operating earnings more than halved in the second quarter from a year earlier amid the weak memory chip and handset market. The operating profit was estimated at 6.5 trillion won (US$5.6 billion) in the April-June period, a 56.3 percent drop from a year [...]

Seoul City to Introduce Smart Stations on Subway Line 2

Seoul City to Introduce Smart Stations on Subway Line 2

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — ‘Smart Station’ services, first tested last April at Gunja Station located along Seoul Subway Line 5, will be introduced to Line 2. Seoul Transportation Corporation announced on Wednesday that it will turn all 50 stations on Line 2 into Smart Stations by next March Smart Stations allow integrated management [...]

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — All city buses in Gwangju, host of this year’s FINA World Championships, will have public Wifi onboard as South Korea moves to bolster its internet connectivity infrastructure, the government said Thursday. Starting Friday, all of Gwangju’s 1,044 buses will have Wifi as the city, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]