Korean research institute underlines country’s status as ICT powerhouse

At IFA Next 2018, South Korea’s government-funded research institute ETRI unveiled ve technologies showcasing Korea’s status as an ICT powerhouse and boosting global commercialisation.

The first technology introduced by ETRI was a virtual infrastructure solution for a high-speed cloud service. This technology helps enable a cloud infrastructure service, which quickly and safely provides a virtual desktop while allowing the storage of large-scale data whenever and wherever needed.

The second technology was ultra- low latency optical access technology. In the future, we will live in a world where information can be transmitted in an instant, as if we could feel the transmission with our hands using a sense of touch, i.e., the era of the textile internet. Various ultra-realistic broadband media services characterised by augmented reality and virtual reality, as well as ultra-low latency services including drones and robot control, can be actualised via these optical access networks.

The next technology introduced was semiconductor technology for vision intelligence. This is a microchip technology allowing AI to recognise objects to the degree that humans do. This AI technology is capable of identifying and finding the location of any everyday object. Its ultra-low power consumption design allows the device to serve as a human-level vision intelligence sensor, even in mobile devices, with only a small amount of energy usage.

ETRI’s fourth ingenious technology advance is hazardous media information protection technology. The technology is used to eliminate the harmful effects of media sources by analysing the correlation between various media sources and the corresponding information they provide, as well as investigating the characteristics of media users. By doing so, the technology aims to protect information and relevant knowledge from reckless distribution and use.

The last technology to be introduced was Human Body Communication technology. This technology is a signal transmission technology that transmits information, such as personal authentication, payment information, and sensor measurement information, via human body peripherals.