By Kim Young Deok and Yoon Sojung
Video = Seongdong-gu District Office

High-tech bus stops that can protect commuters from viruses and fine dust and shelter them from snow and rain have been launched in Seoul for the first time. 

Seongdong-gu District Office on Aug. 10 said the ten "smart shelter" indoor bus stops within the district are covered with transparent tempered glass.  


People can wait for their buses while enjoying cool and clean air inside a shelter, which is equipped with air conditioning and heating and an infrared air sterilizer.


The smart CCTV installed at the stop displays the arrival times of buses. An artificial intelligence system also prevents and reports crimes or accidents by sensing situations such as unusual behavior or screams in the surrounding area and alerting police or fire stations in the district.

All of a shelter's functions can be controlled 24 hours a day by Seongdong-gu's Smart City Comprehensive Control Center through the Internet of Things. The shelter can generate its own electricity through solar panels on the ceiling.

The district said, "This state-of-the-art shelter is unlike any others in existence for protecting against fine dust or cold wind in winter," adding, "This is an optimal service space for anyone regardless of gender or age to experience a smart daily routine."

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Commuters on Aug. 3 wait for buses at a “smart shelter” high-tech bus stop in Seongdong-gu District, Seoul. (Seongdong-gu District)




kyd1991@korea.kr



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President Moon Jae-in on Oct. 28 gives a keynote address at the AI conference De View (Developer's View) 2019 in Seoul.



By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae

Photos= Cheong Wa Dae Facebook



President Moon Jae-in on Oct. 28 emphasized his administration's resolve to make the country go beyond its status as an information and communications technology (ICT) powerhouse and make Korea a global power in artificial intelligence (AI), pledging "national-level support" for AI.


He was speaking at the AI conference De View (short for "Developer's View") 2019 in Seoul. Attended by entrepreneurs, AI developers and students, the event is a major stage for domestic tech startups and related exchanges that attracts about 1,200 AI virtuoso.


The president cited the example of a senior citizen who collapsed in May at midnight due to high blood pressure. He survived by seeking help through a government-provided AI speaker, which was part of social services for elderly who live alone.


President Moon said the world is now living in the AI era, adding, "AI transcends scientific and technological advances. It's a new civilization that is approaching us."


"Korea led the internet revolution when it went through the financial crisis of 1997. It now boasts the world's top-tier manufacturing competitiveness and No. 1 ICT infrastructure and an abundance of electronic government data."


"If we combine AI with our competitive fields, we can create the smartest and human-like AI," he added.


"The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an era in which imagination will determine the world."


President Moon pledged government support for AI developers so that "they can unfold and fulfill their limitless imagination," adding, "To aid developers, we will switch to comprehensive negative regulations and break down the barriers for each sector."


The government has earmarked KRW 1.7 trillion for next year's budget for data, network and AI, up 50% from this year's amount, he said.


"We will lay out a national AI strategy based on a completely new basic plan (for AI) by the end of this year," he added.


"We will provide educational opportunities so that anyone who wants to learn about AI can do so."


He also said the government will be based on AI and digitization and provide the people with high-quality services in fields interlinked with daily life such as the environment, disaster management, and national security and defense.



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President Moon Jae-in at the AI conference De View (Developer's View) 2019 listens to an explanation from Kim Yoon-gi, a student who developed a program that distinguishes sidewalks and roadways for the blind.



jesimin@korea.kr

 

 


The value of an IT "moving service"

 

Just as families and companies move to new homes, corporate IT services also need to be moved around. As infrastructures age, corporate IT services increasingly struggle with decreased service speed or even service discontinuation, forcing them to move to new infrastructures regularly in order to maintain their functions and content.

 



ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads

to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor.


ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor.

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ZConverter is an automated multi-cloud migration SaaS company who helps migrate workloads to/from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack, CloudStack with any hypervisor. ZConverter is a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre.

 

Today, there are already numerous solutions and services for moving workloads to the cloud. However, there are relatively few services that are capable of moving workloads to the cloud of a company's choice regardless of its operational environment. ZConverter's greatest advantage is that it can move any type of corporate-operated workloads, including physical servers, virtual machines, and cloud instances, to the cloud. The company currently offers not only on-premises-to-cloud transfers but also comprehensive cloud migration services that can move data from one major cloud service (such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, or Oracle Cloud) to another. Currently, Korean companies are looking to cloud migration as a viable option. The Korean conglomerate Hanwha S&C launched an OpenStack-based Private Cloud service in 2016 and moved Hanwha's group-wide system to the cloud. Thanks to ZConverter, Hanwha S&C succeeded in moving 500 workloads to the cloud in a very short period of time.

 

ZCloud is currently providing its service to corporations in SaaS (software-as-a-service) format via ZCloud.net, through which services can be conveniently moved to the desired virtual machine(s) for a fixed fee per machine. All the corporation has to do is log onto ZCloud.net, enter the location of the existing VMs, Physical Servers or Cloud Instances. Once the conversion button is clicked, the automated cloud migration process begins.


 

The four steps of automated cloud migration

 

ZConverter Cloud Migration is comprised of four steps: imaging (source image capturing), replication (image transferring), conversion (conversion to Cloud Platform), and cleaning (removal of any unnecessary configurations). Fundamentally, ZConverter Cloud Migration is based on workload imaging and conversion software technologies.

 

While most competitors use open-source utilities for capturing source image, ZConverter employs independently developed original imaging technology.

 

DJ Min, CEO of ZConverter Inc. said, "Using open-source software for cloud migration results in very long service down-times for companies, not to mention high migration failure rates. As ZConverter does not alter the original version of the service during the migration process, so if the migration process fails, all the customers have to do for failback is just running the original production server and try to move workloads to cloud later."

 

The importance of cloud migration services

 

Min explained, "Cloud migration that requires an engineer to manually re-install all software and services individually is highly expensive and time consuming. With ZConverter, however, customers can move their systems easily and conveniently. Although there are many companies offering migration tools, I am willing to bet that ZConverter is the only one that supports all cloud types and heterogeneous environments. Regardless of the system the customer is currently using, we can move it to any cloud the customer wants."

 

The Digital Healthcare market is growing rapidly than ever. We are looking for ICT startups who are willing to expand their businesses to the healthcare industry. 

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the current market trends, and how you can apply your technologies and services (VR/AR, AI, Fintech, Smart farm, Bigdata, Mobile service, etc.) to the healthcare industry.

Grants4Apps team at Bayer will guide your business to fit the European market needs.

If you are interested in expanding your business to the healthcare market, do not hesitate to join us on The Meetup Night!

 

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The key to survive as a hardware startup | Mtreecare

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Startup pitches and feedback from experts | Startups&Bayer

 

Online registration is available at http://www.onoffmix.com/event/97514

 


The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is a mentoring program for digital health startups taking place in Berlin.

The program offers mentoring by entrepreneurs and Bayer experts, office space for 100 days, and funding of 50,000€.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Digital Healthcare market is growing rapidly than ever. We are looking for ICT startups who are willing to expand their businesses to the healthcare industry. 

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the current market trends, and how you can apply your technologies and services (VR/AR, AI, Fintech, Smart farm, Bigdata, Mobile service, etc.) to the healthcare industry.

Grants4Apps team at Bayer will guide your business to fit the European market needs.

If you are interested in expanding your business to the healthcare market, do not hesitate to join us on The Meetup Night!

 

Introduction of Berlin startup ecosystem and Grants4apps project | Bayer Grants4Apps

The key to survive as a hardware startup | Mtreecare

How and why I started building my business in the United states | Ovitz

Startup pitches and feedback from experts | Startups&Bayer

 

Online registration is available at http://www.onoffmix.com/event/97514

 


The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is a mentoring program for digital health startups taking place in Berlin.

The program offers mentoring by entrepreneurs and Bayer experts, office space for 100 days, and funding of 50,000€.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Digital Healthcare market is growing rapidly than ever. We are looking for ICT startups who are willing to expand their businesses to the healthcare industry. 

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the current market trends, and how you can apply your technologies and services (VR/AR, AI, Fintech, Smart farm, Bigdata, Mobile service, etc.) to the healthcare industry.

Grants4Apps team at Bayer will guide your business to fit the European market needs.

If you are interested in expanding your business to the healthcare market, do not hesitate to join us on The Meetup Night!

 

Introduction of Berlin startup ecosystem and Grants4apps project | Bayer Grants4Apps

The key to survive as a hardware startup | Mtreecare

How and why I started building my business in the United states | Ovitz

Startup pitches and feedback from experts | Startups&Bayer

 

Online registration is available at http://www.onoffmix.com/event/97514

 


The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is a mentoring program for digital health startups taking place in Berlin.

The program offers mentoring by entrepreneurs and Bayer experts, office space for 100 days, and funding of 50,000€.

 

 

 

 

 

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