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'Supermarket' most popular keyword for KT's voice recognition system

All News 14:17 December 30, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Yonhap) -- KT Corp., South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier, said Sunday the most frequently requested information by the users of its voice-recognition speaker, GiGa Genie, this year was for supermarkets.

According to the data compiled from Jan. 1 to Dec. 25, the most requested information asked to the speaker was the location and operating hours of supermarkets, which accounted for 43.9 percent of the top five searches.

Information on hospitals followed with 30.2 percent, trailed by electronics warranty centers and pharmacies with 12 percent and 8.3 percent, KT added. Users also frequently asked for details on veterinary clinics.

In the second half, KT said the number of searches made by users through the platform increased 47 percent from the January-June period.

"The number of searches for information made through artificial-intelligence speakers, such as GiGa Genie, has been increasing," a KT official said. "We will continue making efforts to provide more daily information to users for their convenience."

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