Move a thumb to unlock a car door. Self-check-in at an airport without touching the kiosk. These are no longer scenes in the movies but what technology is capable of nowadays. Motion Gestures, a Canada-based startup, has brought sophisticated camera-based hand tracking and gesture recognition solutions to various industry verticals, offering transformative experience to the modern world.
High-performance computing technology has been widely adopted in advanced countries to facilitate technological innovation, commercial big-data analytics, and aerospace missions. Taiwan's National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), an institution under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), also provides important high-speed computing resources such as high-speed network infrastructure and computing capabilities to support academia and industries in Taiwan. DIGITIMES interviewed NCHC's new director-general Chau-Lyan Chang, a former senior researcher in the Computational Aeronautics Science Division at NASA Langley Research Center. He returned to Taiwan in April 2022 to lead the Center. We asked him about his vision for the center and his perspective on high-performance computing technology's future outlook.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined forces with Taiwan's Sysage Technology and government agencies to set up a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in southern Taiwan, for incubating startups and digital talent.
Indonesia is imposing stricter rules on Internet and social media platforms, Reuters has reported. The new rules will require companies to remove "unlawful" content within four hours after being "urgently" requested, otherwise the companies could face fines or criminal charges. Executives from online companies said the new measures are hard to comply with and could raise operation costs.
A typical day of Wifundity autonomous mobile robots (AMR) starts at dusk, when office workers have gone home to their families. In the dark office buildings, the UV disinfecting robots go down the aisles, beaming UV rays in all directions to kill germs and virus in the air. They can also enhance their disinfecting work on conference rooms and doorknobs where people frequently come in contacts daily. The AMRs return to their hubs to recharge as soon as they finish their work.
The news regarding many people using Airbnb platforms to send money to support the people in Ukraine inspired Taiwan-based cycling app startup Velodash to organize a Peace Ride on March 5, hoping to galvanize support for Ukraine.
How can small and medium enterprises that lack data apply artificial intelligence (AI) to digital transformation and automate their operations? Memorence AI, a startup made it to the list of top 10 teams joining the final round of 2021 Qualcomm Taiwan Innovation Challenge and a silver medal winner of 2021 APICTA awards under the category of "industrial application – manufacturing and logistics," discovered an answer to that question.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) executives said at the "Supply Chain Carbon Reduction Trend" press conference held in Taipei on March 2, that Taiwanese companies should take on the sustainability challenge to effectively cut carbon emission, using it as their competitive advantage to access the US$4.5 trillion sustainability business opportunity.
HwaCom Systems, which started in the fields of key telecommunications systems, broadband network construction, and smart transportation, is strengthening its 5G application services after announcing its promotion of digital transformation.
The number of unicorns across the Asia-Pacific region has neared 200 - second only to the US' number, and their growth is built on AI, decentralized finance (DeFi), fintech/e-commerce, health tech, and sustainability-related solutions, Google Taiwan has said.