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2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam

Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'

2017/09/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

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.

2017/08/01 | John Hemmings

Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?

We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.

2017/07/27 | Central News Agency

Driverless Bus Coming to Taipei

Taipei will test driverless busses in a bid to improve traffic.

2017/07/03 | Linh Tong

Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day

Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.

2017/06/12 | Keith Menconi

INTERVIEW: The Young Taiwanese Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Spurning agricultural economics, Hauer Hsieh found success in turntables and YouTube videos.

2017/04/17 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Need for Speed: Taiwan Taking the Slow Road on Fintech

So far, regulators have been more concerned about the risks of financial innovation than the rewards.

2017/04/14 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Is Tech Defining the Future of Taiwan-US Relations?

There are many opportunities for future Taiwan-U.S. collaboration, argues Matt Fulco.

2017/04/12 | ZiQing Low

Street Legal: Will Uber's New 'Rental Car' Model Hit Roadblocks in Taiwan?

Jason Hsu cautioned that the government was yet to reconcile the legal differences between online ride-hailing platforms and the traditional industry.

2017/04/06 | Subhashish Panigrahi

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Two Indian coders are trying to help India's growing number of internet users detect fake information.

2017/04/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

E-Commerce Shakes Up the Taiwan Retail Sector

As more and more Taiwanese shift to online shopping, traditional merchants are losing business.

2017/04/03 | John Lee

The Rise of the New Chinese Diaspora

The high-skilled Chinese diaspora is ideally placed to mediate the two-way flow of funds and information.   

2017/03/30 | John Gooding

The Content Control Reckoning for Tech Giants

Tech giants like Facebook and Google are facing a conundrum: How to prevent hateful and offensive content while also keeping ad revenue?