New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
'The reason that chatbots are popular right now is not only due to technical innovation, but even more so due to the social media revolution,' says Professor Lee Hung-yi.
It may seem obvious that the job of an architect is to design, but in reality, many spend most of their time processing paperwork and communicating with clients. A Hong Kong startup is tackling the problem.
Despite the hazy history and criminal controversies, policymakers in Japan and around the world are starting to realise the potential of digital currency technologies, Peter Yeoh writes.
While technology has distanced us from each other, Eatgether wants to create the possibility for more face-to-face interactions.