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Space , AI Transformation ( AIX ) for Industries , Core Business Model and ESG .
It ’ s a strategy that sees SKT accelerate AI innovations through partnerships and collaborations with AI tech companies .
CEO Ryu Young-sang says that SKT ’ s AI service ‘ A .’ has successfully settled in the Korean market by securing one million subscribers within just nine months of its launch .
SKT also has plans to further upgrade the service to not only shape it into the leading AI service in Korea , but also to develop opportunities in the global market by customizing the service to each different market and advancing related technologies in cooperation with global telcos and AI tech companies .
Through acquisition of sufficient knowledge data and Machine Learning , SKT is currently developing A . features that will enable users to engage in highly intellectual dialogues as well as emotional conversations that make users feel as if they are talking to their friends . It also plans to keep linking more and more features to A . for a more intuitive user experience by removing the need to move between apps or conduct cumbersome searches .
The company plans to expand the variety and scope of A . features / services from 30 to 100 and is currently promoting partnerships with popular character companies .
New features , including advanced conversations , multiple characters , and customized content , will be included in the updated version of A . to be released within this quarter .
Other innovations under AI to Everywhere include :
• Increasing the realm of SKT ’ s business from ground to air and from reality to virtual space and expanding its role from a mobile operator to mobility operator via services like urban air mobility ( UAM ), autonomous driving and robots .
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