The South Korean government on Friday said it is gearing up to showcase a set of cutting-edge information, communication and technology (ICT) systems to support the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Automatic translation services, based on artificial intelligence, will be offered in seven languages, including English, Chinese and French, in real time for athletes and visitors to the event to be held in the Gangwon Province town, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, reports Xinhua. Also Read - Realme announces 'D' under its TechLife division; will focus on smart home devices
It was giving the results of the seventh meeting of the ICT strategy committee chaired by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. The panel approved what the government calls the K-ICT Strategy 2016. Also Read - Sony leading image sensor market, Samsung still trails behind
Under the plan, major sports, such as ski jumping and snowboarding, will be filmed by 360-degree virtual reality (VR) cameras and broadcast live on related headsets in addition to ultra high-definition (UHD) broadcasts. The ministry will provide 5G mobile communication and Internet of Things (IoT) services as well. Also Read - Instagram uses AI to automatically hide offensive comments
As part of broader efforts to boost cyber security in South Korea, it has decided to push for training 7,000 highly skilled workers in the field over the next five years.