KT and Nuance will co-develop voice recognition service for use in cars aimed at South Korea, the companies have announced.
The Korean telco will able to use voice recognition engine of Nuance, known for providing its solution for Apple's Siri, under the partnership.
The two will co-develop a Korean version of Nuance's Dragon Drive and Just Talk.
Dragon Drive is currently in used by BMW, Audi, Hyundai and Toyota's some 200 million cars. Just Talk allows drivers to use voice recognition without needing to press buttons.
KT will also adopt the technologies behind these services to its own AI platform Giga Genie.
In July, the telco launched an English version of the platform for use in a Seoul hotel.
KT also announced that it was installing 30 billion won ($26 million) worth of smart meters for gauging electricity in Uzbekistan.
The company has already installed 120 billion won ($107 million) worth, beginning in 2015.
Apple put on its big event heralding the newest iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4, but in nearly two hours of product updates, Siri was only mentioned once for eight seconds.
Apple is betting that Siri can be use as an automation engine to help you complete tasks faster. At WWDC 2018, the company announced it will offer a library and tools to program shortcuts for Siri.
SK Telecom has launched Wi-Fi based on the 802.11.ax standard that supports up to 4.8Gbps data transfer rate per access point.
KT is showcasing its 5G wireless technology at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta with local telco Telkomsel.
KT has won a $47 million project to build a large-scale fibre-optic cable network in the northern regions of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
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