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7 out of 10 S. Koreans Agree to Efforts for Resumption of Mt. Kumgang Tour

7 out of 10 S. Koreans Agree to Efforts for Resumption of Mt. Kumgang Tour

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven out of 10 South Koreans are supportive of government efforts to resume a long-suspended inter-Korean tour program at Mount Kumgang on North Korea’s east coast, a recent poll showed Wednesday, amid the North’s threat to end the cross-border project. According to the survey, conducted by the National Unification [...]

Majority of Koreans Say AI Could Replace Them at Work

Majority of Koreans Say AI Could Replace Them at Work

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — It is no longer strange to see robots evaluating job seekers as artificial intelligence (AI) has been introduced in the recruitment process, and Robotic Process Automation has been deployed at offices across Korea. Against this backdrop, a considerable number of Korean adults believe that robots could replace them at [...]

Larger Bills Last Three Times Longer than Smaller Bills

Larger Bills Last Three Times Longer than Smaller Bills

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean banknotes have different lifetimes depending on their face value, with larger bills outliving the smallest bills by up to three times due mostly to the frequency of their use, a central bank report showed Tuesday. According to the report from the Bank of Korea (BOK), the country’s [...]

33 pct of Foreign Migrants Have Suicidal Thoughts Due to Fatigue

33 pct of Foreign Migrants Have Suicidal Thoughts Due to Fatigue

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some of the foreign migrants who have received counseling due to psychological problems while living in Korea have considered taking their own life, according to a recent survey. According to an analysis by Do Min-jung, head of the YOU&ME Institute of Psychological Counseling, from October 2016 to the present, [...]

6 in 10 Job Seekers Uncomfortable with AI Job Applications

6 in 10 Job Seekers Uncomfortable with AI Job Applications

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As more companies are introducing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to process job applications including interviews, many job seekers are finding the process uncomfortable. Local online job portal Saramin conducted a survey of 1,458 job seekers, 60.2 percent of whom said they feel ‘uncomfortable’ by the introduction of AI programs. [...]