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Tuesday 23 November 2021
Cloud kitchen popularity growing fast
Cloud kitchens have seen popularity grow fast in the Asia-Pacific amid the pandemic. Since 2020, the Asia Pacific region has gained the highest market share in the cloud kitchen sector, according to Reportlinker. Agri-food tech firms from China, India, and Singapore have accumulated more than US$7 billion in investment in the first half of 2021.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Vietnam-based One Mount paves its way to becoming next unicorn
VinID, VinShop, and OneHousing are accelerating the digital transformation in Vietnam. The growing popularity of these digital services is helping parent company One Mount become a new tech unicorn, according to VIR.
Monday 1 November 2021
Can Facebook's rebrand to Meta help its metaverse vision come true?
Mark Zuckerberg officially announced Facebook has changed its company name to Meta. During the Facebook Connect 2021 conference, Zuckerberg said the new name would better encompass the company's focus on the "metaverse." In the future, the company will view and report performance based on different business natures, one being its application business and the other dedicated to future platform business development.
Thursday 28 October 2021
AI assistant empowers future of cars: Interview with Inago founder & CEO Ron Di Carlantonio
The well-established automotive industry is evolving very fast to electrify vehicles for the goal of net-zero carbon emissions. The electric revolution also redefines the concept of car manufacturing and the related technologies and services in the ecosystems. Ron Di Carlantonio, founder & CEO of Inago, the creator of an in-car AI assistant, said, automobiles generally only get major updates every three to five years. But now Tesla can update the car overnight, which forces the traditional OEMs to embrace digitalization and more new inventions.
Monday 25 October 2021
Combining AI, cloud, and motion capture to create low-cost high-interactivity audio-visual fitness platform
In 2006, the Nintendo Wii started a new era of home fitness. And more recently with the advent of cloud and AI technology, home fitness is once again raised to new heights as professional online fitness services are becoming mainstream. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on across the globe, the world has seen virtual fitness programs become both a new reality for fitness enthusiasts and a new income source for fitness centers. Unsurprisingly, CES 2021 saw many businesses unveil their virtual fitness programs targeting this new market. Among them is Uniigym, a TTA-assisted startup with its own in-house developed AI cloud interactive fitness technology service. Uniigym boasts professionally designed fitness entertainment with a much lower barrier to entry and has attracted the interest of companies around the globe.
Thursday 21 October 2021
Creating new marketing paradigm with AI video generation
Advancements in media and communication technology have greatly increased the reach and influence of videos. Now more than ever, people are making and watching videos in unprecedented numbers. However, Agnes Peng, co-founder of GliaCloud, pointed out that the apparent prosperity has also presented the industry with difficult challenges. Existing production pace and procedures are no longer feasible as companies and media organizations are suffering from the crippling effects of the increasing demands for more videos. "The market needs a way to quickly and cheaply produce high-quality videos. GliaStudio, our AI-powered video creation platform for content automation, is the solution to that problem," Peng added.
Monday 18 October 2021
Combing AI, big data and CRM, Ai3 creates smart customer service solution
The technology development team of Chainsea Information Group independently established Ai3 in 2018. It combined AI, data analysis, CTI communication, CRM and other technologies to create the QbiAI Cloud, assisting various companies in implementing digital transformations for customer service and marketing.
Thursday 14 October 2021
InSynerger becomes AI energy manger for corporations and parks
For both normal corporate buildings and factories, the types of energy needed are diverse, such as water, electricity, oil, and gas. The energy costs account for a high proportion of operating costs. Therefore, the strengthening of management benefits using complete mechanisms is necessary for the operations of energy systems in corporations and parks. As a result, smart energy management systems have been gradually introduced. However, these smart platforms are mostly aimed at the management of a single energy type and cannot respond to the effects of interactions between different energy types. InSynerger offers 24-hour energy and electromechanical equipment cloud AI management which can help companies establish a unified management platform. The management system can display data from different energy equipment in a visual interface to the manager through the integration of on-premise equipment and cloud systems, making management easier and more efficient.
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Utilizing power of data to enhance corporate efficiency, Taiwan Tech's team demonstrates value of data with precision
With the advent of the AI era, big data analysis has become the crucial technology for upgrades in various industries. However, physical equipment and online websites in both factory manufacturing lines and businesses, respectively, generate immense amount of data. Enterprises must strive to boost the operational efficiency by seeking ways to practically clean data to obtain the valuable information and to ensure strategies are made with more precision insight. Chao-Lung Yang from the Department of Industrial Management at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) and his team conducted in-depth research on big data analysis in different fields and scenarios and assisted enterprises across different industries to go through digital transformation with the aid of their research results.
Monday 4 October 2021
Taiwan Tech AI Research Center to provide readily-accessible AI systems for industry upgrade through collaboration projects
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) plays a key role in smart systems. Whether it's product inspection on a manufacturing line, route planning in a retail shop, or setting prices for rare items in a mobile game, complex algorithms are always pulling the strings behind the scenes. Consequently, the architecture of AI systems should be tightly intertwined with industrial applications to ensure that these are truly customized to the needs of enterprises. However, the expertise involved in developing AI can oftentimes place a heavy burden on companies. To resolve this problem, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) recently founded its very own AI Research Center.
Friday 1 October 2021
Taiwan Tech uses IT tools to provide smart solutions for energy generation, storage and conservation
Against the backdrop of nonstop technological advancements, smart energy has become a key policy for governments and enterprises around the globe. However, despite years of development, there is still room for improvement in the three major areas of innovative energy solutions: generation, storage, and conservation. A team led by Cheng-Chien Kuo, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), has been using AI and various information technology (IT) tools to help government agencies, factories, enterprises, households and other users track their electricity information more accurately and allow for the formulation of strategies that can further optimize energy use.
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Vietnam's first unicorn VNG delays IPO plan
VNG is the first Vietnamese company ever to achieve unicorn status, with a valuation of more than $1 billion. The gaming industry leader in Vietnam has not taken any actions after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nasdaq for pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) since 2017. Nor has it confirmed market hearsays about its plans to raise US$3 billion in a reverse merger deal in relation to a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Robotic arms get smarter with better hand-eye coordination
The global manufacturing industry is facing several challenges right now, including a manpower shortage and a lack of diversity in production methods. As such, a large number of production lines are getting automated, driving development in the robotics industry.
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Software-defined driving experience: Q&A with BlackBerry SVP Sarah Tatsis
BlackBerry and AWS formed a partnership in 2020 to launch BlackBerry IVY, a new intelligent vehicle data platform that provides automakers a consistent and secure way to analyze the in-vehicle information, and further use the information to create services for drivers to enhance the driving experience. Sarah Tatsis, BlackBerry SVP talked to DIGITIMES to comment on this collaboration and BlackBerry IVY's future development.
Wednesday 29 September 2021
WiAdvance accelerates digital transformation through vertically integrated cloud platforms
The cloud is often regarded as the key to successful enterprise digital transformation, with each industry having its own requirements for cloud architecture. Once digitization is complete, cloud platforms are the backbone of the enterprise. But if the infrastructure is not set up with a stable and long-term maintenance service, the lack of support will significantly impact future operation. In response, WiAdvance offers customized hybrid cloud solutions that meets the needs of different industries and follows up with a long-term service maintenance model so that enterprises can rest easy and focus on expanding their business and strengthening their market competitiveness without distraction.
Tuesday 28 September 2021
Imedtac's Care Recipient Monitor system raises remote care efficiency
As highlighted by the United Nations in 2019, there is a growing proportion of the elderly population across the world, especially in urbanized countries. This rapid increase of the elderly population exerts great stress on the existing manpower-based care models. The use of AI, IoT, big data and other new smart care technologies has become an important trend in the global healthcare industry. Imedtac uses time-of-flight (ToF) sensor technology to create a new generation of smart care system. The system can not only be quickly installed for use in wards, it can also help healthcare professionals to quickly and precisely understand care recipient's current status through AI analysis.