Google CEO Sundar Pichai [REUTERS/YONHAP] Amid the accelerated rivalry for artificial intelligence (AI) leadership between Microsoft and Google, Korea's tech companies are eyeing the non-English speaking countries with their capabilities in search engine and messenger services. Whereas the ChatGPT — a free chatbot system capable of generating conversational dialogue — displays a surprising level of sophistication in response to English language prompts, the Korean version of its service is lacking. And that might leave an opening for a niche market for local competitors. On Tuesday, Microsoft said that it will incorporate Open AI’s GPT technology into its Bing search engine. “This technology is going to reshape pretty much every software category that we know,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The updated version of Bing will have a conversational interface similar to ChatGPT. The goal is to have the unpopular search engine compete against Google. Microsoft CEO … [Read more...] about As AI war rages, Korea seeks a place among giants
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The overall budgetary allocation for the agriculture ministry was increased to an estimated Rs 1.25 lakh crore for FY24 financial year, including Rs 60,000 crore for the government's ambitious PM-KISAN scheme. Small farmers will benefit from the budget, the ministry said, adding that emphasis has been laid on promoting the agriculture sector through technology. A look at what the budget offered: The Hits Technology Push Budget 2023 was largely along the lines expected by industry players. The emphasis on technology adoption in agriculture was announced at the right time, with the creation of Centres of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence. Read More Leading industry players will partner in conducting interdisciplinary research and developing cutting-edge applications and scalable problem solutions in various areas including agriculture. This is a welcome step to leapfrog to the next level with focus on ‘Industry 4.0’. Agri Credit The proposed … [Read more...] about Budget 2023: Hits and misses in the agriculture sector
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Boyan Ivanov is the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at StorPool since November 2011. An economic downturn can be a difficult time for any company. During a downturn, consumers tend to spend less money, resulting in downward pressure on prices, sales cycles getting longer and fiercer competition. All these developments can lead to a decrease in revenue and profitability as well as a higher risk of going out of business for many companies. However, with the right strategies in place, a company cannot only survive but flourish during such a period. Here are 10 tips that can help a company stay afloat and come out stronger on the other side. 1. Optimize your operations and P&L. One of the first things a company should do during an economic downturn is to take a hard look at its income statement and consider optimizing its operations. This can include reducing some expenses or freezing business lines … [Read more...] about Navigating Economic Turbulence: 10 Strategies For Business Success In A Downturn
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CTO | Board-Level Advisor | A shaman helping guide a way through your digital jungle. Representing Core Technology Solutions services. There is a shift occurring in technology that is unprecedented. 2023 is going to be the pivotal year it arrives at your doorstep. Are you ready for what's to come? What's happening? Baby Boomers started their careers in the late 1970s. This was right around the same time computerized technology was being adopted within businesses and enterprises. The 1980s saw the rise of computers, networks, handhelds and digital telephony. This flourished during the '90s bubble. The Boomers that were working during these times have risen in power, some starting their own businesses. Others became executives and drove commercial enterprise till today. It's widely known that Baby Boomers truly understood the tech of the '80s and early '90s but have fallen behind as they've aged. The Boomers … [Read more...] about Ready For The Big Tech Consolidation Of 2023?
As it happens with most new advancements of technology, a discussion and a debate is emerging on what AI can or can’t do. (Representative image) On February 6, Sundar Pichai, CEO of tech behemoth Google and Alphabet announced ‘Bard’ , their experimental AI service. Google’s response comes nearly three months after a hitherto lesser-known company, OpenAI , announced ‘ ChatGPT ’ to the world. The last three months has seen a flurry of activity as an excited world embraced the tool, making it compose prose and poetry and figuring out how far it could go. Tech pundits even began to write articles that ChatGPT would be a great addition, but the company had to figure out how to make money. Even before the ink could dry on those articles, Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams Premium that featured services by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5, hoping to make their online meeting and collaboration tool much more intelligent. Three Key Impacts As it happens with most new advancements of … [Read more...] about Are we ready for AI that knocks out jobs, fuels disinformation, and is difficult to regulate?
Oasis's CEO Ahn Jun-hyung speaks during a press conference to announce the company's plans for its listing at Yeouido, western Seoul, on Wednesday. [OASIS] Oasis, a Korean e-commerce company that's actually profitable, is set to list on Kosdaq on Feb. 23 in an offering that could raise as much as 206.8 million, with some of the proceeds going to the largest shareholder. If the initial public offering (IPO) goes as planned, Oasis will be the first domestic e-commerce operator to go public. Other e-commerce companies, such as Kurly and SSG.com, have either postponed or canceled. Coupang, another major e-commerce operator, listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021. Founded in 2011, Oasis started off by focusing on developing and selling organic goods through it physical stores. It expanded its business to dawn deliveries and online sales with Oasis Market in 2018. The company plans to issue 3.66 million new shares and 1.57 million old shares priced between 30,500 won to … [Read more...] about Oasis, a dawn-delivery success story, to list on Korea’s Kosdaq
MANILA, Philippines—The Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project has remitted $13 billion to the national government since inception, the operator of the gas field said on Wednesday (Feb. 8). “The SC (service contract) 38 has generated and remitted to the Philippine government some $13 billion since its inception,” said Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc. (Prime Infra) president and CEO Guillaume Lucci at the Powertrends International Business Forum held on Wednesday. The Malampaya gas field is operated through SC 38 granted to the consortium of Prime Energy Resources Development B.V. (Prime Energy)—a subsidiary of Razon-led Prime Infra—UC38LLC and state firm Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC). Lucci said the consortium remains committed to ensuring gas supply from the depleting Malampaya gas field. “We’re here to stay, we’re here to invest, we’re here to increase dramatically the gas production with the extended term of the service contract and resource … [Read more...] about Malampaya contribution to gov’t revenue: $13B
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Popular Bloomberg News columnist Matt Levine likes to make a comical point in his popular Moneystuff column for Bloomberg that from the SEC’s perspective nearly everything a company does (or its executives) that violates the law can be construed as securities fraud. The Federal Trade Commission under Lina Khan has embraced a similarly omnivorous jurisdictional appetite by declaring that a wide array of heretofore commonly accepted business practice could potentially be construed as a violation of antitrust laws. Abandoning the notion that the FTC should be concerned first and foremost with consumer welfare and prices has given Khan the freedom to pursue an overtly political agenda, which a cursory exam of the industries in her crosshairs makes abundantly clear. Two issues in particular illustrate the extent to which the current FTC is pursuing a narrow ideological agenda rather than attempting to improve consumer welfare. … [Read more...] about The FTC’s Fight Against Non-Monopolies Won’t Help Consumers
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There is no doubt that over its 36-year life that the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has housed many people. But how many? As my last post showed, there are many known unknowns about how and how well the LIHTC has functioned over those years. For example, a common number offered as an answer to the question, “how many units has LIHTC created over its 36 years?” the answer is often something like 29 million. Where does that figure come from? Column V in the LIHTC “database,” a column in the Excel spreadsheet that has 3,000 blanks and 1,500 cells with “0” as the answer. It is a challenge to reform a federal expenditure when no deep evaluation is possible for lack of good data. However, I’d like to close the LIHTC portion of the look back at Paul Ryan’s critique with some ideas for reform. I’ve concluded that the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program isn’t really a program at all. It is behemoth , a complex of … [Read more...] about Series: Unwind The LIHTC, Create Tax Benefits For Builders And Families
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin David is the cofounder & CMO of DoorLoop , a best-selling author, legal CLE speaker and real estate investor. "Web3" and "decentralization" are buzzwords that are increasingly popular in the technology industry, but what exactly do they mean? This article will delve into the concepts of Web3 and decentralization, how they relate to each other and the potential implications of these technologies for various industries. What Are Web3 And Decentralization? Web3, also known as the decentralized web or the third generation of the internet, is a vision for a new type of internet built on decentralized, open-source technologies such as the blockchain—which is a decentralized digital ledger of transactions that uses cryptography to secure and verify each transaction. Web3 aims to create a more open, transparent and secure internet where users have greater control over their data and privacy. Decentralization … [Read more...] about How Web3 And Decentralization Are Transforming The Real Estate Industry