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Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean web giant Naver’s new European-based artificial intelligence research team has debuted at the company’s annual developers’ meeting this year. The research group, dubbed Naver Labs Europe, is an institute based in Grenoble in Southeastern France that used to be called ‘Xerox Research Centre Europe’, which Naver took over [...]

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Following in the footsteps of Google, Amazon and Microsoft — software IT firms that have been making serious forays into the hardware aspect of technology — Naver unveiled similar ambitions at its developers’ conference Deview 2017, held at Coex on October 16. Naver entered the robotics business in earnest [...]

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean search engine leader Naver announced today that its AI speakers will become available for purchase on its music service website starting October 26. The special promotional deal will offer the capsule-shaped, Brown and Sally-inspired (popular emoji characters from Naver’s messaging service Line) AI speaker with a one-year [...]

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, showcased nine robots Monday as it aims to transform itself into a company with the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), software and hardware products. Naver launched its ambient Intelligence (AmI)-based robot lineup that is relatively cheap compared to past models. AmI [...]

AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – There are no losers, only winners, in the first round of the AI speaker confrontation between Kakao and Naver, as pre-sales of each tech company’s flagship product were effectively over minutes after they began.  Pre-sales of the Kakao Mini started on September 18 and lasted only 38 minutes. The [...]

Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

Naver’s AI-backed Translation Service “Papago” Adds Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian to its Catalog

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean internet giant Naver announced on September 11 that its online translation service “Papago” has added Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and traditional Chinese to its translating capabilities.  With Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and French already on board, the latest inclusions means Papago is “ready to go” in [...]

Line Enters German Market, Reinforcing European Presence

Line Enters German Market, Reinforcing European Presence

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver affiliate Line is making a foray into the German market with a real-time video platform. As Naver is investing heavily in Europe, synergy effects created by both initiatives are expected. According to Naver on September 8, Line recently launched the Line Live application, a real-time video platform, in [...]