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2021/07/23 | Deutsche Welle

AI Protein Database Reveal is “a Great Leap” for Biology

The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could “fundamentally change biological research.”

2021/06/02 | Jonathan Hum

How Taiwan’s Cram Schools Have Struggled to Adapt

When Taiwan went on semi-lockdown, many cram schools moved to remote learning. The process, many teachers report, has not been as smooth as it could have been.

2018/05/29 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: America Is Playing Defense vs China on Tech Innovation

The US must invest more in research and development to retain its technological edge.

2018/05/22 | AsiaGlobal Online

Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics

Data and technology is transforming epidemiology, but the field still has many unanswered ethical questions.

2018/03/01 | Johan Lindquist

New Technologies are Changing the Story of Migrant Labor

Mobile phones and budget airlines have transformed the way migrant brokerages operate, but the world lacks an understanding of how the migration process itself takes shape.

2017/12/07 | Michael Keane

Does Shenzhen Dream of a Techno-utopia?

The Chinese Communist Party has worked hard to convince a 'born digital generation' that they represent the future rejuvenation of China while hindering the flow of foreign ideas.

2017/10/02 | Chen Na

The Growing Market for Cross-Language Apps

As technology advances, translation apps aimed at leveling language barriers proliferate but often fall short.

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 | Andrej Zwitter

Who is Winning the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?

Cyberspace is now a territory where politics, economics, and foreign affairs are all contested – and Internet bots driven by artificial intelligence have emerged as key new actors, Andrej Zwitter writes.

2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu

OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan

Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.

2017/07/13 | The Japan Times

A Dangerous Peek Behind the Technology Curtain

Concern over information security has motivated a growing number of governments to demand access to software source code as a condition for doing business in their country.

2017/07/10 | Xing Tingting

How Technology Has Left Chinese Seniors Behind

Elderly people in China reliant on the guidance of computer-literate family members should instead demand help from tech companies themselves.

2017/07/03 | Edward White

Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System

'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'

2017/06/19 | Central News Agency

Zinc Fingers: Taiwanese Uncover Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

The team acknowledged that whether the discovery can actually lead to a breakthrough in battling Alzheimer's may still be quite a ways off.

2017/06/13 | Zhu Qichao

How AI Will Kickstart a National Defense Revolution

Advances in technology present both new military threats and new opportunities for cooperation between China and the world.

2017/05/10 | Douglas Fuller

Tech's Secret Sauce: Foreign Cash and Chinese Startups

Foreign venture capital has played a critical role in China’s start-up scene. Why has foreign venture capital played such an outsized role?