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'Jung_E' Netflix Review: Stream It or Skip It?

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Jung_E (now on Netflix) is the new film from director Yeon Sang-ho, who made a name for himself outside his native Korea with 2016 zombie action movie Train to Busan. As he offered a new angle on a familiar subgenre with Busan, he surely hopes to do the same for artificial intelligence science-fiction (AI-SCI-FI?!?) with his latest work, which is set in a sort-of-post-apocalyptic dystopia where robots fight wars for us, and the side with the best AI sure seems ripe for victory. The movie is also notable for being the final role of Korean film star Kang Soo-yeon, who sadly passed away in 2022 at age 55 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. The Gist: IN A WORLD where severe climate change has forced humanity to mostly abandon Earth for the Moon; where subsequent civil war has raged for decades; where artificial intelligence is a primary component of war technology; where human brains can be uploaded from diseased bodies to new ones and if you have enough money you can enjoy a terrific Type A existence, or a so-so Type B, or possibly a horrific, but no-cost Type C where your consciousness is under the control of corporations and shit; where people take ethics tests to determine that they're indeed human and not AI – in this world, a woman leaps around a bona-fide Dystopian Hell of a set piece, fighting robots, some more diabolically advanced in their ability to withstand bullets and such. She is the famed kickass warrior Yun Jung-yi (Kim Hyun-joo), but she really isn't Yun Jung-yi – she's Jung_E, a clone of Yun Jung-yi, and she keeps failing the same battle simulation. The simulation reinvents the very scene of her defeat many years prior, which left her body in a coma, the contents of her brain as the key element of weapons-development research firm Kronoid and her daughter kind of almost orphaned.


Netflix's intense 'JUNG_E' trailer teases a soldier turned into an AI weapon

Mashable

The problem with being a ridiculously accomplished soldier is that there's always the danger you'll be cloned and turned into an AI weapon by your own daughter one day. That's the Black Mirror-meets-Terminator-esque concept behind Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho's new dystopian sci-fi thriller, JUNG_E, which looks like it'll grapple themes of artificial intelligence ethics while also having a whole bunch of kickass action scenes. The Netflix film stars Kim Hyun-joo and Ryu Kyung-soo as JUNG_E and her daughter Sang-Hoon, and features the final onscreen appearance from actor Kang Soo-young, who died last year aged 55. JUNG_E is streaming on Netflix from Jan. 20.(opens in a new tab)


Train to Busan Director Takes on Freaky AI in New Netflix Sci-Fi Film

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The future of AI robotics never seems to have a silver lining, and here's a new nightmarish vision of what could come to pass from Jung_E, the latest film from Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan). The Netflix release is slated to hit the streaming service exclusively on January 20, 2023. The official synopsis from Netflix reveals a tease of the plot: "In a post-apocalyptic 22nd century, a researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end a civil war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier--her mother." The sleek, dystopian shine of Kronoid Lab's "most advanced A.I. combat warrior" invokes a feeling of dread when the very human-looking creation is built. Even the full-on wired brain that looks like one of those steel wool sponges gave me the icks.


한국을 대표하는 글로벌 방송! The World On Arirang!

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Korea's southern port city of Busan has reportedly brought together the country's brightest and youngest in the field of artificial intelligence to share some of their innovations. My colleague Shin Ye-eun was there. If you want to learn about artificial intelligence, this is the best place to start. Hundreds of AI tech developers and enthusiasts have gathered in the port city of Busan to show off their latest accomplishments and discuss how the tech will move forward. "As you can see, there are lines of booths behind me showing how AI can bring imagination to life. What particularly caught my attention is that these booths are being run by young enthusiasts, ranging from elementary to high school students."


Busan to proceed with AI expo in September

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The Busan government said Friday it would proceed with AI Korea 2020, despite the resurgence in new coronavirus cases in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. The Busan government said it would strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures for the event, scheduled between Sept. 17-19 at Bexco in Busan. The expo, which will be held at 13,000 square-meter exhibition areas, has been designed to attract leading scientists, developers and entrepreneurs in related sectors. The Busan government said it would showcase next-generation technologies and encourage participants to make future partnerships.


Transportation Transformation and the Rise of Video AI

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There's a scene in Black Panther where Shuri, Letiticia Wright's character, hops into a car seat and remotely drives a sleek Lexus Sedan through the streets of Busan, Korea. While not quite a driverless car experience, remote driving offers a tantalizing imagining of the future of transportation. These are, after all, heady times for the transportation industry. Google and Uber are testing self-driving cars at this very moment. Drone deliveries from Amazon will happen sooner rather later.


Press Release

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Innovative technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) featured prominently today as the doors opened for ITU Telecom World 2017, an international platform for accelerating information and communication technology (ICT) innovations and partnerships. The event runs 25-28 September and aims to fast-track economic development and social good through its forum for sharing knowledge, exhibition for digital solutions, and business networking hub connecting nations, companies, organizations and individuals. It is organized annually by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations' specialized agency for ICT-related issues. Participants include exhibitors bringing with them the smartest ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of digital start-ups and ICT small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as governments, regulators, industry leaders, consultants and experts from emerging and developed markets around the world. The event was launched with a high-level opening ceremony featuring a live orchestra and traditional dance performance from Busan National Gukak Centre, and a video message delivered by Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea.


South Korea to build 3D grid map for drone test flight

ZDNet

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it will start building a 3D map for use in designated areas by drone testers that will be finished within 2016. The 3D map will include precise information on space including obstacles, overcoming the limitation of 2D maps. Latitudes of topographies, humidity, temperature, and existences of power lines and cables will be included in the maps, the ministry said. Research and development to adapt a 3D grid system will be done concomitantly. Currently, certain air spaces in cities of Busan, Daegu, Jeonju, Yeongwol, and Goheung have been permitted for drone testing by operators approved by the government.


Innovation Lab: Pregnancy Alarms, AI Composers and Booze Vision - Mobile Marketing

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At Mobile Marketing we're proud to help tech companies showcase their cutting-edge solutions, whether it's on our website, in our magazine or at our Mobile Marketing Summits. Giving a platform to companies that are breaking new ground in their market brings audiences one step closer to the ideas and developments that will shape tomorrow. In that spirit, our Innovation Lab feature takes a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world's innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week. South Korean Trains Get Bluetooth Pregnancy Alarm Pregnant passengers on the Busan-Gimhae Light Rail service in Busan, South Korea can now use a Bluetooth system to alert other passengers, ensuring that they can get a seat during rush hour and other busy periods.


An Overview of RoboCup-2002 Fukuoka/Busan

AI Magazine

Competitions were held at Since the first competition in 1997 (Kitano Fukuoka Dome Baseball Stadium from 19 to 23 1998), RoboCup has grown into an international June followed by the International RoboCup joint research project in which about Symposium on 24 to 25 June. It is one of RoboCup is an attempt to foster intelligent the most ambitious projects of the twenty-first robotics research by providing a standard century. RoboCup currently consists of three problem, the ultimate goal of which is to divisions: (1) RoboCupSoccer, a move toward build a team of 11 humanoid robots that the final goal; (2) RoboCupRescue, a serious social can beat the human World Cup champion application of rescue activities for any kind soccer team by 2050. It's obvious that of disaster; and (3) RoboCupJunior, an international building a robot to play a soccer game is an education-based initiative designed to immense challenge; readers might therefore introduce young students to robotics. It is our intention to use since 1997 and showed its epoch-making new RoboCup as a vehicle to promote robotics standard for future RoboCups. One thousand and AI research by offering a publicly appealing four team members from 188 teams from 30 but formidable challenge (Asada et nations around the world participated. It included al. 1999; Kitano et al. 1997). The humanoid league is a big challenge knowledge, this was the largest robotic event with a long-term, high-impact goal, which in history.