This is the fifth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we talk to Korean entrepreneurs. You can follow our updates @technodechina for new stories in the series. 

Artificial Intelligence is getting more and more traction in the consumer space. We’ve already seen a few home robots coming out of China earlier this year. Now, Innovative Play Lab, based in Korea, claims to have a robot that, because of its power AI, is smarter than all the others.

iJINi, powered by IPL’sproprietray AI, can recognize voices and faces. The founder and CEO of IPL, Kyungwook Kim, has been developing robots for ten years, and he believes that hardware interfaces are will soon be based on voice, not touch.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com