At a recent event this summer in London, I was fortunate enough to be in the audience to hear former US President Bill Clinton speak. He suggested that the multi-polar world is facing an unprecedented set of challenges, partly because of its interconnectivity.
By Shunee Yee President and CEO of CSOFT International When I was a child, my father often told me how he wished there was such a thing as a flying jacket that could take humans up into space. Fast forward to the present, I find myself face to face with a revolutionary piece of machinery: […]
Less than three decades ago, China produced about 3% of global goods; today, it is the world’s largest manufacturing nation, with its economic output accounting for nearly 25% of global GDP. Dubbed the “factory of the world,” China is now ready to take its next step, transforming its economic infrastructure from a manufacturer of mass quantity, to one of high quality.
[dropcap type=”square or circle”] I [/dropcap]t only takes a quick look around to realize that the age of China has arrived. Consumers around the world are typing on their Lenovo computers, watching their favorite programs on Hisense television sets and talking on Huawei mobile phones. Invigorated by its 1.4 billion inhabitants, China is undoubtedly on […]
There is an old saying that a broken clock is right twice a day. As organizations are formed and expected to deliver results, early on it may seem as though results are obtained by happenstance. They get lucky and deliver—occasionally. But more often than not, organizations experience some level of failure, in the form of […]
In an effort to make translation easier for the average person, computer scientists have created a translation process that involves automation through mathematics. Linguists protest the automation, saying that this translation technology has removed the very soul of language by completely disregarding the nuances, culture and feeling inherent in verbal and written communication.
We only need to go back 300 years to see how the Industrial Revolution helped shape the man-machine economy. Since then, technology has continued to evolve, constantly reshaping and retooling society with innovative discoveries. From the introduction of the assembly line to the emergence of Uber and AirBnB platforms, it is fair to say that […]
The development of languages can lead to a change in meaning of words, and in historical linguistics, this phenomenon is known as semantic change. The meaning of a word can either be slightly altered, or it can evolve greatly. While this can cause confusion and misunderstanding, it is also seen as a positive step forward […]
In the 21st century, cross-cultural communication has brought about numerous changes and challenges, particularly for those providing language conversion methods. A report released last week by the website careerbuilder, has placed translation and interpretation services as the fastest growing industry in the United States in terms of job growth. Despite advancements in technology, machine translation […]
Big data is here, and it’s not going away. 66% of all jobs are at risk of computerization over the next two decades according to a 2013 Oxford University study. While the workers of the world tear out their hair, wondering what they’ll do once the Robotron-5000 masters customer service, their managers gloat in back […]
All countries have global brands; they’re famous for something. Germany is incredibly efficient, Norway has terrific social services, the United States is a hotbed of innovation. Most developed nations seem to have a lot of things to brag about, but those who are less developed usually have far fewer.
While wearable technology products and smartphone apps to monitor your every move are already widely available, it makes you wonder what kind of gadgets 3D printing will be able to produce next. The answer is simple: whatever you want. Watches no longer solely tell the time; they now have James Bond-esque capabilities, meaning there’s no […]