South Korea introduces world’s first ‘robot tax’

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world’s first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment. The country will limit tax incentives for investments in automated machines as part of a newly proposed revision of its tax laws. It is hoped the policy will make up for lost income … Continue reading South Korea introduces world’s first ‘robot tax’

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Competitive advantage not God-given – as US and Japan know

Technologist and author Henry Kressel reflects on the reasons for nations losing their industrial dominance. The story of electronics, he says, shows that innovation, driven by corporations but supported by governments, is key to competitive longevity By Henry Kressel I spent the first 20 years of my career in the research and development laboratories of … Continue reading Competitive advantage not God-given – as US and Japan know

China just took the lead in the quantum space race

Scientists lay groundwork for ultra-secure quantum internet By Christopher Scott Team of Chinese scientists released findings from a breakthrough study that makes China the indisputable leader in the field of quantum communication, an achievement that could be of immense strategic importance. The study, led by Pan Jianwei and published in Science magazine, successfully demonstrated the … Continue reading China just took the lead in the quantum space race

China 5G tests hit 19 Gbps and is on track for 2020 deployment

Technology News Eurasia   Phase 2 of China’s National 5G tests were conducted in Huairou in Beijing. ZTE completed tests for continuous wide coverage, eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband) at sub-6Ghz, eMBB at millimeter-wave frequencies, uRLLC (ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications), eMTC (massive Machine Type Communications), in addition to two hybrid scenarios, achieving multiple breakthroughs: eMBB@Sub6GHz … Continue reading China 5G tests hit 19 Gbps and is on track for 2020 deployment

Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology

Baidu is one of Asia's corporate pioneers that are leading in the race to find applications for an innovation that promises to unleash a revolution   By Doug Tsuruoka   It is not an arms race, but it is expected to have a bigger impact than bombs or missiles on the future of global heavyweights … Continue reading Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology