Vietnam reaches for a homegrown tech revolution

Communist planners and private players have prioritized development of indigenous social media and computing platforms to supplant Facebook and Google By David Hutt, @davidhuttjourno Nguyen Manh Hung has been acting Minister of Information and Communications for only two months but he has already reverted to the script left by his predecessors: Vietnam needs to develop … Continue reading Vietnam reaches for a homegrown tech revolution

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Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

By George Koo An upcoming book on artificial intelligence makes the startling contention that in just the last three years, China has caught up to Silicon Valley in AI. And, no, Mr Trump, it’s not because the Chinese stole the algorithm from Google. Rather, China leapfrogged the US in mobile computing, which enabled it to … Continue reading Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

Beijing will pump billions of dollars into semiconductor fabrication plants in a bid to overtake US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Europe By Gordon Watts   Step inside the sterile world of a Fab and you are literally at the epicenter of creation. It is here where semiconductors, such as microchips, are ‘born’ and integrated … Continue reading China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

Hemp plastic is increasingly becoming a viable option as an eco-friendly alternative to carbon-based plastic. Not only is this bio-plastic sourced from safe and sustainable hemp plants, but it is also typically both biodegradable and recyclable JESSICA MCKEILJessica McKeil is a freelance writer focused on the medical marijuana industry, from production methods to medicinal applications. … Continue reading Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

How human civilization will embrace artificial Intelligence

By Ravi Kant Human civilization is the product of intelligence, complex structures and diverse laws developed over the course of time. Those fundamental building blocks of civilization have led humans toward new kinds of innovation in the form of art, music, architecture and philosophy. These innovations have helped civilizations flourish and amplify human intelligence through … Continue reading How human civilization will embrace artificial Intelligence