Winner of DARPA Robot Competition Partners with Weapons Company, AI Researchers Call For Boycott

Top researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) have called for a boycott of the South Korean university KAIST after it opened a lab with the defense firm Hanwha Systems. Even if you’re not familiar with KAIST, you might know some of the school’s robots. The university won the top prize at the last DARPA…

North Korea Reopens Phone Line With South Korea, and the Phones Sure Are Weird

Just in case you had trouble sleeping after Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump traded threats about each ruler’s “nuclear button,” the North Korean supreme leader also said something uncharacteristically optimistic in his New Year’s Day speech. Kim expressed hope for a “peaceful resolution” to the half-century-old conflict…

Bitcoin's Very Bad Week Continues With South Korea Considering Shut Down of Exchanges

The rush to get in on the cryptocurrency boom has spread around the globe, but nowhere more than in South Korea. That fact hasn’t slipped by the South Korean government’s attention. On Tuesday new regulatory measures, including a real name policy, were announced, and the government warned that it could move forward…

North Korea Reportedly Hacked US-South Korean War Plans, Including How to Take Down Kim Jong-un

With a top Senate Republican warning that US leadership is edging us toward World War III, it’ll bring no one comfort to learn South Korean authorities believe that hackers working for the government of North Korea managed to steal highly-classified documents that included wartime contingency plans that were drawn up…