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Kakao to provide open tool for AI platform

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Developers can use Kakao I Open Builder to make services with the Kakao I Inside branding. Kakao will provide an open development tool for its AI platform Kakao I, the South Korean chat giant said, with the beta version rolling out in October. They will be able to create chat bots, create services that sync with the firm's AI speaker Kakao Mini, and make image recognition-based services, the chat giant said. The company will provide the Kakao I Inside moniker for these services created by partners and consumers, it said.


Kakao to integrate AI platform with Samsung's Bixby user interface

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South Korean mobile messenger operator Kakao has partnered with Samsung Electronics in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Yonhap news agency reports. Under the terms of the deal, Kakao will integrate its'Kakao I' AI platform with Samsung's voice recognition software Bixby. Kakao also plans to expand cooperation with Samsung in other sectors, such as the IoT.


Samsung, Kakao to cooperate on AI, voice recognition

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Samsung Electronics and chat giant Kakao will cooperate on AI and voice recognition, the companies have announced. Samsung last month said it wants to put more AI and voice recognition features in its home appliances going forward. Kakao is cooperating with POSCO and GS to put its AI platform in their smart homes. Kakao is preparing to launch is AI-based speaker Kakao Mini, while Samsung will launch theirs next year.


Samsung AI speaker launching next year: Co-CEO

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Samsung Electronics will launch its own voice-activated AI speaker next year, the firm's co-CEO has said. BK Yoon, co-CEO and head of the consumer electronics business, said the division is working to combine technologies of the mobile division and audio component giant Harman to make the speaker. Samsung mobile boss DJ Koh, who is heading the project, said the company's virtual assistant Bixby will be synced with its home appliances through Samsung Connect. It also began selling Harman's consumer brand audio products in South Korea.


Kakao AI platform to go in POSCO, GS smart homes

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South Korean mobile chat giant Kakao has signed cooperation agreements with construction companies POSCO E&C, POSCO ICT, and GS E&C to build apartments for smart homes that use the Kakao I AI platform, the companies announced. With POSCO E&C and its IT service affiliate POSCO ICT, Kakao will co-develop a chat-based home control service to allow users to control their home from the outside, the companies said. GS E&C will apply voice recognition and natural language processing technology to its Xi brand of apartments. Kakao I, the South Korean chat giant's multi-purpose AI platform, combines voice and visual recognition engines and natural language recognition processing and suggesting technology.


Kakao to Hold On-campus Recruiting Events for AI Talents

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Recruitment will be carried out in a rolling basis in seven different areas: Search modeling, search statistical analysis, multimedia processing, voice processing, natural language processing, recommendation technology, and recommendation data application. As for the search statistical analysis department, statistics test will be held in lieu of the coding test. On-campus recruiting events will be held in 11 major universities including Suhgang University, Seoul National University, KAIST, and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. Now we are more than committed to incorporate AI professionals into Kakao by focusing our recruitment efforts to major universities in Korea," noted Sung-hyun Hwang, Kakao's HR Executive Vice President.