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KT signs partnership to build AI hotels in Vietnam

Sept 19,2018
KT said Tuesday that it inked a partnership with Vietnam’s largest construction company, Hoa Binh Construction Group, to build artificial intelligence-equipped hotels and smart cities.

Based on the partnership, the two companies plan to install AI services in hotels and apartments in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. In the longer term, the two hope to expand the cooperation to create smart cities featuring digital technologies.

KT has already created an AI hotel in Korea earlier this year by installing smart speakers customized for hotels in rooms at the Novotel Ambassador Hotel & Residences in Dongdaemun, eastern Seoul. Hotel guests can use a version of KT’s GiGA Genie smart speaker to turn on lights, change TV channels and order more towels from the front desk.

By Kim Jee-hee