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    1. [ITU 2017] Meet Musio, the AI social robot that understands humans

      [ITU 2017] Meet Musio, the AI social robot that understands humans

      17:11 17:14 BUSAN — Artificial intelligence has recently begun to step closer into our lives — primarily in the form of voice-activated smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home or digital assistant software built into smartphones like Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s Bixby.These devices all claim to be the so-called “chatbots,” but their ability to converse mostly stops at providing answers to one-ended inquiries or carrying out specific tasks commanded by humans.Seeking to create a more personable AI, a tech startup hailing from South Korea has developed an artificially intelligent “social robot” named Musio capable ...

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      Mentions: Japan Busan Korea
    2. Naver launches official version of AI translator ‘Papago’

      Naver launches official version of AI translator ‘Papago’

      Naver launches official version of AI translator ‘Papago’ 14:59 14:59 South Korean internet giant Naver begun offering its artificial intelligence language translation program Papago as an official service this week, expanding the software’s functions and service range.Naver introduced Papago in the form of a mobile app in August 2016 in beta testing to showcase its machine learning-based translation algorithms to users, collect more data and receive broader feedback.The translation program was initially offered only as a mobile application and could handle only 200 words per translation query, limiting users to translating short sentences on mobile ...

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      Mentions: Google Translate
    3. Lg Cns partners with Amazon on cloud

      Lg Cns partners with Amazon on cloud

      LG CNS partners with Amazon on cloud Published : 2017-07-02 15:39 Updated : 2017-07-02 15:40 LG CNS said Sunday it will partner with Amazon Web Services to expand its cloud business. The company said it formed a strategic partnership with the world’s largest cloud platform business in order to collaborate on the Korean company’s expansion of cloud services. AWS will help the IT solution provider design, establish and operate new cloud services for local corporate entities.

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    4. Competition heats up in AI-powered smart speaker market

      Competition heats up in AI-powered smart speaker market

      Competition heats up in AI-powered smart speaker market Joining forerunners Amazon and Google, new players including Apple enter race of voice-activated speakers 15:38 17:19 Competition is heating up in the global market for AI-powered smart speakers, as more global tech companies introduce new devices to rival forerunning voice-activated home speakers -- Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home.This week, US tech giant Apple unveiled HomePod, the firm’s first voice-activated standalone speaker running on Apple’s artificial intelligence software Siri. It is equipped with Apple-engineered audio technology and advanced search algorithms.The $349 Apple HomePod, available in black ...

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    5. [Herald Interview] English, Chinese-speaking GiGA Genie under development: Kt Ai chief

      [Herald Interview] English, Chinese-speaking GiGA Genie under development: Kt Ai chief

      [Herald Interview] English, Chinese-speaking GiGA Genie under development: KT AI chief Published : 2017-05-30 15:22 15:58 Joining the global rise of artificial intelligence, South Korean mobile carrier KT is currently working on the development of English and Chinese versions of a voice-activated AI device, the company’s AI chief said Tuesday.

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      Mentions: Korea ICT
    6. [Noah Smith] Growth takes off when smart people are neighbors

      [Noah Smith] Growth takes off when smart people are neighbors

      [Noah Smith] Growth takes off when smart people are neighbors Published : 2017-05-22 17:39 Updated : 2017-05-22 17:39 The Industrial Revolution was probably the most important thing that has ever happened in human history. In the space of a few centuries, much of the human race, which had long hovered on the brink of starvation, was suddenly lifted into relative security through the power of new technology. But why did this amazing explosion happen?

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    7. Naver introduces AI voice assistant app

      Naver introduces AI voice assistant app

      Naver introduces AI voice assistant app Published : 2017-05-12 15:33 Updated : 2017-05-12 17:24 South Korean internet giant Naver released a new mobile app running on its artificial intelligence voice assistant platform Clova on Friday, officially joining the global race to develop new AI-powered services for the public.The new app, called “Naver Clova” and currently offered in a beta version, is available for download on the Google Play app store.

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      Mentions: Japan Amazon Korea
    8. [Election 2017] Tech giants aim to provide accurate, real-time data for presidential election

      [Election 2017] Tech giants aim to provide accurate, real-time data for presidential election

      [Election 2017] Tech giants aim to provide accurate, real-time data for presidential election 15:44 17:33 As South Korea prepares to hold its 19th presidential election Tuesday, the country’s major internet companies have set out to provide the public with accurate, timely and convenient information about the candidates and real-time voting updates.

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    9. Naver’s operating profit rises 13 percent in Q1

      Naver’s operating profit rises 13 percent in Q1

      Naver’s operating profit rises 13 percent in Q1 Korean internet giant to invest W100b in AI development in 2017 Published : 2017-04-27 15:43 18:05 South Korean internet giant Naver said Thursday that its operating profit in the first quarter of this year rose 13.2 percent on-year to 290.8 billion won ($257 million), led by strong advertisement sales and heightened transactions on its mobile and online platform services.Naver’s revenue also went up 15.5 percent on-year to 1.82 trillion won in the January-March period. Its net profits rose 27.8 percent on-year to 210 ...

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    10. Google to add more languages to AI translation system

      Google to add more languages to AI translation system

      Google to add more languages to AI translation system 16:37 16:37 Google Inc. said Tuesday that it will add more languages to its new artificial intelligence translation system and significantly improve quality and reduce errors of services offered.In November, the US Internet giant announced that Google Translate has been switched to a new system called Neural Machine Translation, an end-to-end learning framework that learns from millions of examples.

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    11. Google's AI software wins top score among machines in translation battle

      Google's AI software wins top score among machines in translation battle

      Google's AI software wins top score among machines in translation battle Published : 2017-02-22 17:03 Updated : 2017-02-22 17:03 Artificial intelligence language software by US Internet giant Google Inc., scored higher than its rival AI machines in a translation battle between humans and machines held in South Korea earlier this week, industry officials said Wednesday.On Tuesday, a group of four professional translators competed against three AI-powered programs provided by Google, South Korea's top Internet provider Naver Inc. and leading automated interpretation company Systran International. (Yonhap) Without revealing names, the organizers said the four professional translators scored better ...

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