Appier believes that ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that has been widely discussed since its launch at the end of November 2022, still has a long way to go for commercial applications. Making a massive AI model like this more portable and targeted will be a crucial topic, and 'conversational marketing' will be a focal point for digital transformation and future AI trends.
Radar-based perception solution for autonomous driving – which has yet to see commercialization by players in the market – is under research & development at the Information Processing Lab (IPL) at the University Washington (UW).
Water Design Japan, a Japanese startup selected by "Forbes Asia 100 to Watch" in 2021 and won the first prize in the Monozukuri Hardware Cup contest in the same year, is seeking strategic partners to expand markets worldwide in 2023. Their ultra-fine bubble (UFB) nozzle generates nano-sized bubbles to get rid of biofilm and sediment in water pipes to keep the water clean without using chemicals are receiving the attention of investors and corporations.
Aiello broke into the hotel industry using its AI voice assistant. CEO and co-founder Vic Shen pointed out that the company's next step will be to move into long-term care institutions. It also plans to release an AI platform for meeting management and voice collaboration. The team uses the "hybrid model" strategy to learn from others and develop its own technology.
Zoom Video Communications has kicked off operations at its new cloud computing data center in Taiwan. The launch of the center is to fulfill its commitment to ensuring the quality and reliability of its video conferencing services.
Sonatus, a California-based software startup, is bringing its networking expertise to carmakers and helping them build software-defined vehicles (SDV) faster. The company has secured US$110 million in total funding since established in 2018.
Virtual care can be a solution to health professional shortages. It can also be a way to manage surging demand for healthcare as aging population alarms more and more countries. Fonemed CEO Charlene Brophy told DIGITIMES Asia that demand for medical care has been overwhelming, and telehealth can "remove some of the demand of frontline workers."
VividQ, a Cambridge-based holographic display technology company, announced on January 17 that it is partnering with Dispelix, a Finnish waveguide supplier, to produce a breakthrough augmented reality (AR) technology that will bring AR experience to the next level.
Bipolar high-voltage devices based on silicon carbide (SiC) have been earmarked as the next big step in the development of more efficient power systems. The efficiency of these devices is largely dependent on minimizing the impact of various recombination processes happening within them, including a process called Auger recombination. Now, scientists from Nagoya Institute of Technology have revealed the factors influencing Auger recombination, thereby paving the way toward the development of more efficient bipolar devices.
Baidu co-founder, chairman, and CEO Robin Li, at Baidu Create 2022 on January 10, said autonomous driving will become reality sooner than people have expected, while the commercialization of L4 autonomous driving technologies may come sooner than that of L3 ones as the liabilities for L3 are still unclear when accidents happen.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. announced on January 13 the launch of its 5th Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge (QITC) to support Taiwan startups in developing innovative solutions using Qualcomm's mobile platforms in the areas of 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Edge AI, Machine Learning, Smart Cities, Robotics and Multimedia.
Taiwan's Epoch Foundation invited nine top young innovators under the age of 35 from all over the world to share their research directions in essential technical fields, presented online at the Young Innovators Conference on Jan 12 Taipei time. Seven of these bright innovators are winners of the 2022 MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35.
Neurovine, an EEG (Electroencephalogram)-based cognitive pacing solution provider, tapped into the global ICT supply chain last year by joining the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) business development program in Taipei. The company expects to advance its wearable technology by leveraging expertise from Asian partners.
The so-called "Taiwan version of Chips Act" was passed in the Legislative Yuan on January 7, but the amended statutes are not all about chips, nor was it only for "protecting TSMC's processing technologies", and will only be effective until December 31, 2029.