SEOUL — Thingsflow, a South Korean startup, has achieved a significant milestone as its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, Hellobot, has been globally featured on Google Play, marking the first time a Korean chatbot service has received such recognition, the company announced on Sunday. This selection positions Hellobot as a leading AI chatbot platform on an international scale, allowing it to expand its user base beyond South Korea.
According to Yonhap News Agency, Hellobot distinguishes itself as a first-generation AI chatbot platform that enables users to easily create and distribute chatbots specializing in various fields, including love tarot, personality and psychological analysis, and fortune telling, among others. With its recent recognition as Global Featured on Google Play, Hellobot has become accessible to users in Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia, signaling the company's commitment to enhancing its presence in the global market.
The South Korean startup, established in 2017, has been dedicated to developing and offering diverse services through its platform. These services include content creation tools like Hellobot, the chat-based game Storyplay, and Between, a private application for couples. Thingsflow's CEO, Lee Suji, expressed enthusiasm about introducing Hellobot to the international community. "We are delighted to introduce the beloved Hellobot from Korea to the global market. Leveraging AI, we aim to become the first B2C chatbot company to achieve profitability," Lee stated, emphasizing the company's ambition to lead in the global B2C chatbot industry.SEOUL — At 9:01 a.m. on Sunday, weather forecasts for South Korea's 12 major cities indicate a mix of sunny and cloudy conditions, with temperatures ranging widely across the country. The forecast, providing a snapshot of the day's expected weather, suggests varying chances of rain in some areas, with most cities seeing low to moderate probabilities.
According to Yonhap News Agency, Seoul is expected to experience cloudy skies with a high of 5°C and a low of -4°C, and a 20% chance of rain. Incheon, with similar temperatures, has a slightly lower rain probability at 10%. Suwon shows a more favorable outlook with sunny skies, a high of 5°C, and a low of -5°C, alongside a 10% chance of precipitation.
Cheongju and Daejeon are forecasted to have highs of 6°C, but while Cheongju anticipates cloudy weather with a 20% chance of rain, Daejeon expects sunny conditions with the same level of rain probability. Chuncheon is set for a sunny day as well, but with a higher chance of rain at 60%, alongside a high of 5°C and a low of -7°C.
Gangneung is forecasted to enjoy sunny weather with no expected rain, presenting a high of 6°C and a low of -3°C. Jeonju and Gwangju, with highs of 8°C and 10°C respectively, anticipate cloudy skies and a low chance of rain. Jeju Island expects the warmest conditions with a high of 12°C, a low of 6°C, and a 10% chance of rain.
Daegu and Busan are both predicted to have sunny days, with Daegu seeing a high of 9°C and a low of -2°C, and Busan a high of 11°C with a low of 1°C, both with minimal to no chance of rain.