North Korean college students looking around artificial intelligence robots at a science and technology exhibition, Oct. 24, 2023, are seen in this screen capture from North Korea’s Korean Central Television, Oct. 26, 2023. . Yonhap
Published February 11, 2024
North Korea appears to be setting its sights on Fourth Industrial Revolution technology, such as artificial intelligence, in a bid to explore ways to expand its applications.
The Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s main newspaper, reported Dec. 24, 2023, that global competition for science and technology has been intensifying, citing efforts to apply AI to the education sector and the increased use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology.
The Korean Central Broadcasting Station, the country’s state-run radio network, said in November last year that other countries are actively using AI to ramp up agricultural production.
Last year, Korean Central Television also aired footage introducing a newly developed VR-based education program that enables users to learn about North Korea’s history and culture around the third to the fourth century B.C.