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S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start compiling big data from the clinical and genome information of 10,000 people, health authorities said Monday. The two-year national pilot project that will run through 2021 will cover data on people with genetic anomalies and those with rare diseases that are linked to their genome. [...]

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

DAEJEON, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s railway operator introduced a new system on Friday that uses big data technology to prevent fare evasion. Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL)’s new system analyses the list of tickets issued to identify illegal subway rides. The system will primarily be used to crack down on the abuse of [...]

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seongdong District plans to develop anti-smoking policies based on big data analysis of complaints related to secondhand smoke and punitive fines to generate a smart, smoking-free environment. The district collected data on complaints related to passive smoking, fines, outdoor non-smoking zones, traffic and educational facilities, and the floating [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Online traffic for Netflix Inc., the global entertainment service provider, jumped in the last few days as more people are staying indoors to fend off the coronavirus. Global Big Data Research, a South Korean big data analysis agency, studied the amount of online traffic of seven over-the-top (OTT) platforms [...]

Big Data Designates Beethoven as Most Inspirational Composer of All Time

Big Data Designates Beethoven as Most Inspirational Composer of All Time

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have revealed that Ludwig van Beethoven was the biggest inspiration for Western classical composers, based on a big data analysis. A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology announced on Tuesday that they had created a theoretical physics algorithm to calculate the [...]

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean military authorities have decided to add new food choices at military cafeterias based on a big data analysis of military food services. The Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday new plans to control the amount of food given out to service members, revamp menus, and better ensure [...]

SKT, Statistics Agency Join Hands for Floating Population Mapping Service

SKT, Statistics Agency Join Hands for Floating Population Mapping Service

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., a major telecommunication company in South Korea, said Monday it has joined hands with the country’s statistics agency to offer a mobile big data-based population mapping service. The service combines mobile data collected by SKT’s base stations nationwide and Statistics Korea’s data on population and households, [...]

Specialized AI and Big Data Vocational High School Coming to Seoul

Specialized AI and Big Data Vocational High School Coming to Seoul

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in 2021, students at specialized high schools in Seoul will be required to take artificial intelligence (AI) courses at school. According to a plan unveiled Tuesday by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, 10 of the specialized high schools in Seoul, or 14 percent, will be converted to [...]