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Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A coding event for children was successfully held on Jeju Island last weekend, signaling the provincial government’s resolve to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the island’s provincial government on Thursday, the two-day long junior coding hackathon was held over the weekend under the theme of ‘producing [...]

Game Publishers See AI as Future

Game Publishers See AI as Future

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major game developers are expanding their workforces in artificial intelligence (AI) as they consider the technology as the future of the industry, company officials said Friday. The nation’s longtime online game giant Nexon Korea Co. said that it will expand a department dealing with core technologies [...]

Government to Ramp Up Support for University Lab Projects

Government to Ramp Up Support for University Lab Projects

SEJONG, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has announced it will increase support for university laboratories that show potential, helping to create job opportunities. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and ICT announced plans to choose five universities to support next year as part of their job creation initiative, during [...]

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it assisted a retired NASA astronaut who took part in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to experience landing on the moon with Google’s Daydream View VR headset. LG Electronics said it used the V30 smartphone and the Google headset to help the astronaut, Jim [...]

S. Korean Institute Develops Remote Ultrasound Diagnostic System

S. Korean Institute Develops Remote Ultrasound Diagnostic System

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed a remote ultrasound diagnostic system that could allow doctors to diagnose patients from far away, a local institute said Monday. The team, led by Seo Joon-ho of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, developed RADIUS, which allows a doctor to monitor ultrasonic images of various organs, such as the liver or [...]

Gov’t Agency Showcases Smart Highway for Autonomous Cars

Gov’t Agency Showcases Smart Highway for Autonomous Cars

YEOJU, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it held an international event showcasing smart road technology suited for autonomous vehicles in the presence of a number of international observers. The event took place at a test site in Yeoju on November 20, with journalists and officials from [...]

KAI Receives CMMI’s Top Rating for Software Development Capability

KAI Receives CMMI’s Top Rating for Software Development Capability

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s only aircraft maker, said Wednesday it achieved an international top rating in software development capability, a feat that it hopes will bolster its exports. KAI earned a level 5 rating of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), which appraises all aspects of a company’s aeronautical prowess, as well as the ability to push forward [...]

South Korea’s Healthcare Technology Trailing Behind the U.S.

South Korea’s Healthcare Technology Trailing Behind the U.S.

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s healthcare technology is trailing behind the U.S. and Japan, particularly in research and development, a new report has revealed. The report released by Hyundai Research Institute on Thursday shows South Korea’s healthcare industry is not as prepared for the fourth industrial revolution as the U.S., the EU and [...]