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Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

GWANGJU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Chosun University Hospital in Gwangju announced on Sunday that it is using Watson for Oncology, a medical AI supercomputer designed by IBM Inc., for cancer treatment. Once the information about a patient along with the preliminary diagnosis is entered, Watson delivers the optimum method of treatment by analyzing its [...]

Algorithm Simplifies Control Pod Replacement at Nuclear Power Plants

Algorithm Simplifies Control Pod Replacement at Nuclear Power Plants

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have discovered what they’re saying is the optimal method of moving control rods, using industrial mathematics. According to the National Institute for Mathematical Science (NIMS), fuel and control rods used in the previous cycle at nuclear power plants are taken to the Spent Fuel Pit (SPF) during the [...]

Hyundai Motor Invests in U.S. Neuroscience Startup

Hyundai Motor Invests in U.S. Neuroscience Startup

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it has invested in a U.S. neuroscience startup in a move to develop automated vehicles. The strategic investment in Perceptive Automata aims to allow Hyundai Motor to secure artificial intelligence-related technologies which could be utilized in the fields [...]

Radiation Technology Utilized to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

Radiation Technology Utilized to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

DAEJEON, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Radiation technology has been introduced for the purpose of preserving the nation’s cultural artifacts. According to the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, the Korean Society of Conservation Science for Cultural Heritage has decided to expand the use of the institute’s radiation technology to analyze and better protect traditional cultural [...]

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has opened its first overseas research center devoted solely to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The South Korean tech giant said the Toronto AI Lab in Canada will carry out various research through cooperation with the University of Toronto starting from [...]

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday that it has applied a quantum cryptography system to Deutsche Telekom’s test network. The system — which was installed at the German telecommunication company’s test network in Berlin — includes quantum key distribution and an ultra-compact quantum random number generator, South Korea’s top mobile [...]

Gov’t Research Institute Launches Free Genome Analysis Service

Gov’t Research Institute Launches Free Genome Analysis Service

DAEJEON, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Bio-Express, a new genome analysis system provided by the Korean Bioinformation Center, is gaining the attention of industry experts and academics alike. The Korean Bioinformation Center (KOBIC) is operated by the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), a government research institute. According to KRIBB, Bio-Express is a [...]

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

ULSAN, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Administrators at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have revealed that the institution for higher learning is currently co-hosting a research internship program with Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the second year in a row. The UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Program enables students [...]

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean banks’ investment in crypto-assets remained low despite a recent craze for the new type of digital currencies, a central bank report said Friday. The outstanding balance of virtual accounts in local banks reached 2 trillion won (US$1.79 billion) as of December last year, according to the report [...]