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.
An understanding of language and culture has had an undeniable hand in search engines’ success around the world. In order for any of these major players to become the unrivaled world’s search engine, they will need to spend time investing in their localization process.