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S. Korea Begins Research on Safety Guidelines on E-scooters

S. Korea Begins Research on Safety Guidelines on E-scooters

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s traffic authority said Monday that it will launch research to map out safety instructions for personal mobility devices, like electric scooters, amid a hike in deaths of their riders in recent years. The Korea Road Traffic Authority said the project is aimed at setting new safety standards [...]

S. Korea to Lay Out Guidelines for AI Service Development

S. Korea to Lay Out Guidelines for AI Service Development

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday it will create guidelines and verification processes to create trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) services in a move to address potential social problems. AI services have recently faced growing calls for more responsible development and management of the technology over concerns that the technology [...]

S. Korea Develops Technology to Unify Transition of Control for Self-driving Vehicles

S. Korea Develops Technology to Unify Transition of Control for Self-driving Vehicles

DAEJEON, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced Tuesday that it had developed guidelines for the process that allows a driver to safely accept control back from a self-driving vehicle. Autonomous driving vehicles with semi-automation systems sometimes require that the driver intervene. Based on various situations, the driver [...]

S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s oceans ministry said Thursday that it plans to come up with detailed guidelines for aquariums and ban newly established facilities from displaying whales and dolphins amid the public’s growing awareness of animal rights. The move came as the country lacks detailed guidelines over the management of animal [...]

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Students without face masks won’t be allowed to enter a testing site for the national university entrance exam slated for December, the education ministry said Friday, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the test. The Ministry of Education unveiled detailed guidelines to safely hold the College Scholastic [...]

Seoul Education Office Issues Guidelines for School Reopening

Seoul Education Office Issues Guidelines for School Reopening

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul educational authorities announced guidelines for school operations on Monday, as the country prepares to reopen schools with new coronavirus infections slowing down. In a phased reopening plan, high school seniors will return to school on Wednesday and younger students will follow gradually until June 8. Schools delayed the [...]

S. Korea Shifts Toward New Normal of Everyday Quarantine but Wary of ‘Blind Spots’

S. Korea Shifts Toward New Normal of Everyday Quarantine but Wary of ‘Blind Spots’

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — After successfully flattening the coronavirus curve, South Korea is transiting this week to a quarantine scheme that allows citizens to return to their daily routines under eased guidelines. But health authorities are still wary of “blind spots” in the fight against the virus — cluster infections and imported cases. [...]