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South Korea ♥ Robots

5G networks will let robots play a larger role in elder care, medicine, and logistics
You won’t have to pay your robo-sitter, but it will need extra bandwidth

In South Korea, the country with the world’s fastest internet speeds, the transition to 5G networks is also leading to an era of interactive robots. South Korea switched on 5G networks nationwide in April, with data speeds of about 1.5 gigabits per second. Businesses are counting on 5G to deliver artificial-intelligence-based robots, 3D content, and holograms that they say will someday be a part of people’s daily lives.

The higher speeds will enable companies including automakers and wireless carriers to connect

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