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South Korea’s Nascent AI Industry Focused on Medical and Service Sectors

South Korea’s Nascent AI Industry Focused on Medical and Service Sectors

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – With artificial intelligence rapidly spreading across global industries, the latest study from the National Information Society Agency (NIA) has revealed that South Korean startups tend to focus their AI development on the medical and convenience service sectors.  The NIA based its study on 19 startups here that had a [...]

New High-Tech Door Locks Feature IoT, AI Technology

New High-Tech Door Locks Feature IoT, AI Technology

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Smart door locks, incorporating artificial intelligence or Internet of Things technologies, are gradually emerging as the next big trend for security systems in South Korea.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of IoT door lock patent applications surged to 27 in 2014 and 48 in 2015. [...]

Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Microsoft Korea, the local unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its cloud-computing service, Office 365.  The company said Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel will be backed up by various cloud-powered AI capabilities through data centers in [...]

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of S&T (Science and Technology) Evaluation and Planning presented Monday the top ten promising technologies of the future, which included artificial intelligence that tracks down fake news.  Fake news has become a serious social issue for South Korea, as for the rest of the world, costing [...]

AI Debuts in Civil Affairs Administration

AI Debuts in Civil Affairs Administration

DAEGU, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Daegu Metropolitan Government has become the first government body to adopt artificial intelligence in its civil affairs administration.  Dubbed “Ddubot,” after Daegu Duduriso Chatbot, the system launched as part of a pilot project on Monday. It can be used on smartphones and personal computers by local residents who [...]

Google’s AI Software Wins Top Score Among Machines in Translation Battle

Google’s AI Software Wins Top Score Among Machines in Translation Battle

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Artificial intelligence (AI) language software by U.S. Internet giant Google Inc., scored higher than its rival AI machines in a translation battle between humans and machines held in South Korea earlier this week, industry officials said Wednesday.  On Tuesday, a group of four professional translators competed against three AI-powered [...]

Artificial Intelligence is Coming to Journalism, but Not Everyone is Happy

Artificial Intelligence is Coming to Journalism, but Not Everyone is Happy

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Two major South Korean web portals – Naver and Daum – have introduced artificial intelligence mechanisms that can recommend news articles to viewers.  Article arrangement is a crucial part of the news editing process, and considering that Naver and Daum are two of the most popular platforms for South [...]

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s leading web portal, said Friday that it is launching a beta service for AIRS (AI Recommender System), the company’s up and coming AI system that will now recommend news articles based on one’s web content consumption patterns, time spent, and personal interests.  The company said that [...]