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North Korea’s AI Technology at Breaking Point, Report Says

North Korea’s AI Technology at Breaking Point, Report Says

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report has claimed North Korea’s artificial intelligence technology has reached a breaking point as a result of the country’s poor economic standing and sanctions by the international community, despite having made ‘significant’ technological advances in the past. According to the report released by researcher Kim Min-gwan at [...]

Lawmaker Suggests Go Match Records be Protected under Copyright Law

Lawmaker Suggests Go Match Records be Protected under Copyright Law

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – One of the greatest former Go-players, Cho Hunhyun, now a Saenuri Party Representative, suggested that Go match records should be protected under copyright law in a report for a provisional session of the Education, Culture, Sports & Tourism Committee. Rep. Cho told Kim Jong-deok, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, [...]

S. Korea to Invest 100 bln Won in Supercomputers

S. Korea to Invest 100 bln Won in Supercomputers

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s ICT ministry said Monday it will allocate 100 billion won (US$87.2 million) to develop supercomputers, amid the rising awareness of the segment after Google Inc.’s AlphaGo posted a historical win against mankind in a board game last month. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning said it will invest [...]

AI Picks Samsung TV as Hottest Global Product

AI Picks Samsung TV as Hottest Global Product

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) system has selected globally ‘hot’ products, with the world’s interest in AI increasing following the epic Go match between Google Deep Mind’s AlphaGo and professional Go player Lee Se-dol. Previously, there have been many cases in which consumer reports, journals or market assessment bodies selected products [...]