Among recent technological benchmarks, 3D printing is unique in its potential to “democratize” technical innovation for consumers worldwide. Also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, or AM, 3D printing has managed in the few years since its emergence to not only enhance the precision and complexity of physical production, but also to eliminate many of the […]
For many who entered 2020 optimistic about blockchain and cryptocurrency, the pandemic quickly raised fears that the bulk of an industry already fighting for mainstream adoption and monetization would soon be on its last legs. In yet another instance of how adversity can favor innovators, though, the year so far has been a surprising boon […]
With the fossil fuel industry facing daunting global challenges and governments worldwide rethinking their carbon footprints, alternative and renewable energies have had an unexpected spotlight moment during the 2020 pandemic. On the one hand, many gas and oil conglomerates have seen their global market gains depleted by reduced economic activity worldwide, as well as international […]
As data and information become increasingly vital resources for companies navigating the complexities of global markets, the need for innovative data management techniques has become a prevalent strategic concern across sectors. Already an established focus for internal management practices, this need is rapidly gaining attention in external-facing business areas including sales, marketing, and even a […]
Despite recent setbacks in the industry, many Chinese electric vehicle (EV) companies have stepped up the gas to compete with the preeminent EV tech giant of the moment, Tesla. As we covered recently, developments in new technologies (such as cobalt-free batteries) and performance innovation have fueled EV startups to enter the global market and increase […]
If you have ever tried to interact with an online chatbot only to find yourself calling the 1-800 number to reach a live service agent, it can be easy to dismiss the idea that AI is already a developed fixture of everyday life. Nevertheless, with a growing number of smart devices and 5G edge nodes […]
As we covered in our previous look at smart technology, AI and big data have a remarkable capacity to escape the biases of human thinking and generate far-reaching insights. Nevertheless, it is rapidly becoming apparent that AI is not always as Teflon-resistant to the shortcomings of human judgement as we would like to think, if […]
For those of us following developments in the IT and technology sectors, the COVID-19 outbreak has largely been the story of an unprecedented digital transformation as organizations navigate the challenges of operating remotely. Just as interesting, though, is what the outbreak is revealing about innovative trends already underway before it started, particularly as big data […]
Internet giants in both the US and China such as IBM, Airbnb, Meitu, and Thunder Network are all implementing blockchains in their various business segments. Before getting to know how the language industry could benefit from this latest technology, it is important to understand how blockchains work.
China’s online education industry has grown consistently in recent years. With US$1.2 billion of global investments in edtech in 2016 and an expected 20% annual growth rate, the e-education market is expected to reach US$190 billion by 2019, according to iResearch. More than just a new trend or fashion, the digitalization of education in China is becoming a serious industry.