- Korean Telecom Leader Partners with Dal.Komm for AI Robot Café -
- KT and Dal.Komm to Explore Global Business Models for "b;eat2E" -
SEOUL, South Korea, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KT Corporation (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT), South Korea's largest telecommunications company, is using its advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop various innovative services and solutions in the new era of the 5G wireless revolution.
KT and Dal.Komm Coffee, Korea's first robot café franchise, showcased "b;eat 2nd Evolution (b;eat2E)", the second version of the AI robot cafe at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain last week. The world's first 5G-connected robot cafe, developed by Dal.Komm, captured attention from entrepreneurs and innovators around the world. The b;eat2E is powered by KT's AI solution, GiGA Genie.
"We will continue to apply our GiGA Genie solution to a variety of businesses and develop more convenient and innovative services," said Kim Chae Hee, head of KT's AI business. "KT is pleased to work together with Dal.Komm Coffee to start a new era of the robot café."
At MWC 2019's Innovation City exhibition zone, b;eat2E, which is backed by KT's 5G network and uses a robot arm that autonomously provides 47 tailored drinks, caught the eyes of visitors and journalists as the latest great example of how 5G will significantly change our daily lives in the coming years.
The second-generation smart robot barista, supported by KT's AI solution, GiGA Genie, can communicate directly with customers, taking voice orders, recommending drinks, answering questions and even waving its arms to passers-by. Dal.Komm's original b;eat could take orders only through the café's mobile app controlled by KT's control station.
KT is now working on the next upgrade. It will have even higher image recognition ability so to identify customers' faces, analyze their behavior and provide more tailed services. The company will also develop its partnership with Dal.Komm Coffee further to explore global business models for the application of b;eat2E.
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ABOUT KT CORP. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT)
KT Corporation, Korea's largest telecommunications service provider reestablished in 1981 under the Telecommunications Business Act, is leading the era of innovations in the world's most connected country. The company leads the 4th industrial revolution with high speed wire/wireless network and innovative ICT technology. After installing 20 million fixed lines in just 12 years, KT was the first telecom provider to introduce 5G broad-scale trial service in 2018. It is another step in KT's continuous efforts to deliver essential products and services as it seeks to be the No.1 ICT Company and People's Company.
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