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LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has opened its first overseas research center devoted solely to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The South Korean tech giant said the Toronto AI Lab in Canada will carry out various research through cooperation with the University of Toronto starting from [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How our Perceived Future Influences our Memories of the Past

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How our Perceived Future Influences our Memories of the Past

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Vivid memories and emotions about things affect our perceptions of when they took place, but can the chance of them happening again also influence how we regard the past? Those of us who watched the Hollywood hit movie, La La Land, which focuses on a bitter-sweet love [...]

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will spearhead a project to develop a drug platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, the government said Thursday, in the latest effort to transform the country into a global biotech and medical industry hub. A total of four research centers and universities — the [...]

LG Group Opens Research Center in Western Seoul

LG Group Opens Research Center in Western Seoul

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s technology and chemical conglomerate LG Group said Friday it launched a new research complex in western Seoul aimed at bolstering its technological capabilities. “People and technologies are the best assets in our country, which lacks natural resources,” said LG Vice Chairman Koo Bon-Joon said in a statement. “Investing in research and development projects and fostering professionals are the fundamental [...]

Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Economic Research Institute held a seminar on August 23 regarding social mobility and education, where Professor Lee Joo Ho of the Korea Development Institute presented his findings on the correlation between children’s school grades and a family’s economic, social and cultural standing (ESCS). His research was based [...]

South Korean Researchers Develop “Bio-Blood-Vessels” Using 3D Printer

South Korean Researchers Develop “Bio-Blood-Vessels” Using 3D Printer

POHANG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of engineers from Pohang University of Science and Technology has successfully developed so-called “bio-blood-vessels” using material extracted from the human body as a template for 3D printing. The team found that its printed blood vessels exhibited no problems in performing their desired function when implanted. The vessels [...]

Seoul’s Seocho District to Open Artificial Intelligence Research Center in October

Seoul’s Seocho District to Open Artificial Intelligence Research Center in October

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – News broke on August 20 that an R&D center devoted to artificial intelligence (AI) research will open its doors this coming October in Seoul’s Seocho District. The facility will be housed on four floors at the Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations building located in the Umyeon neighborhood. Major players [...]

Samsung’s “Master Program” Nurturing In-House Talent

Samsung’s “Master Program” Nurturing In-House Talent

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2009, Samsung Electronics introduced a “Master” program to help the company’s top researchers to make focused progress in their respective fields, and the initiative is now being adopted by other Samsung affiliates.  Prior to the program, senior researchers would have to take on general management roles when they [...]

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of scientists from South Korea, Denmark and Thailand have developed a paper-based chip using conductive ink on printer paper that can be synced wirelessly with a smartphone for medical diagnosis.  The team took advantage of the properties of electrowetting – using voltage to change the shape of [...]

Samsung Curtails R&D Spending in 2016: Data

Samsung Curtails R&D Spending in 2016: Data

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphones, slightly reduced its expenditures on research and development (R&D) projects last year, data showed Wednesday, as it sought to acquire key technologies through mergers and acquisitions, data showed Sunday.  Samsung Electronics Co. spent 14.79 trillion won (US$13.2 billion) on R&D [...]