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Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Thirty-year-old fund manager Park Jong-il, who works in the financial district of Yeouido in western Seoul, tees off at his favorite golf course located on the southern resort island of Jeju at least once a week after work. Instead of booking the one-hour flight and possibly reserving a hotel [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean army showed off firing exercises based on virtual reality and training exercises in augmented reality at the Korean Military Academy yesterday with 80 high-level military officials present at the demonstration session including Kim Yong-u, the Army Chief of Staff. Last year, the Korean Military Academy won a [...]

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

South Korean Police Unveil Virtual Reality Training Program

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new virtual reality program that will be used to better prepare police officers for cases of sexual violence and child abuse is being launched by a South Korean police agency. The Gyeonggi provincial government and the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency held a test event for the agency’s VR-based [...]

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it assisted a retired NASA astronaut who took part in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to experience landing on the moon with Google’s Daydream View VR headset. LG Electronics said it used the V30 smartphone and the Google headset to help the astronaut, Jim [...]

Korean Companies Turn to Virtual Reality for Marketing

Korean Companies Turn to Virtual Reality for Marketing

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Korean companies are using virtual reality in their marketing campaigns as the latest technology that allows people to thoroughly experience products online before purchasing has proven to improve customer satisfaction. VR technology has been increasingly popular in the mobile and desktop online shopping industry in [...]