Reporter's Diary: Rethinking the role of technology

Technology has always been a big part of Davos meetings, and this year is no exception.At the forum, panel discussions run the gamut of almost all advanced technologies of today"s world: from artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR) to the Internet of Things (IoT). There is also an exhibition area for curious participants to check out between panels.Some of

Scientists suspect Apollo moon rock sample actually came from Earth

SYDNEY, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) - Australian scientists studying lunar rock samples have found one of the rocks' compositions to be highly indicative that it was in fact formed on Earth, causing them to speculate that it was thrown there when an asteroid struck our planet billions of years ago.In this photo, Captain Alan Shepard, Jr. (USN) stands by the Modular

WEF discusses digitalization, artificial intelligence

On the final day of this year"s World Economic Forum, two topics emerged as a trend and challenge in today"s world: digitalization and artificial intelligence. And AI is also regarded as a keyword for Bernd Leukert, a board member at SAP.

Tencent report shows top 10 cities with massive Spring Festival exodus

Chinese tech giant Tencent has released a report on Spring Festival travel rush dynamics based on Big Data analysis.Photos: VCGTencent said it now receives 60 billion requests each day from users for global positioning servics.Shenzhen, Dongguan and Beijing, all home to large numbers of migrant workers, are expected to see the largest number of outbound travelers, followed by other developed

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows electronic menus at McDonald's flagship restaurant in Chicago. Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of today’s work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs

Huawei launches world' s first 5G chipsets

Ryan Ding, Huawei Carrier Business Group CEO speaks at the presser. (Photo: CGTN)China's telecom giant Huawei has launched the world's first 5G chipsets "TIANGANG" at a presser in Beijing on January 24.So far, the company has received 30 commercial contracts for 5G,and shipped over 25,000 5G base stations globally, according toRyan Ding,CEOof Huawei's Carrier Business Group.50% smaller & 21% less

Mobile carriers plan to spend big on 5G

Chinese mobile carriers are expected to invest 1.2 trillion yuan ($176.5 billion) in 5G by 2025, 50 percent more than their total 4G investment, Nomura said yesterday.Illustration: VCGCarriers including China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, are expected to build over 4.9 million 5G macro base stations by 2025.But the expected annual 5G investment of about 166 billion yuan is

Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard capsule and booster lifts off from the company's site in west Texas. Jeff Bezos' rocket company launched NASA experiments into space on the brief test flight. (Photo: AP)Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight.The New Shepard rocket

Tencent, NetEase still absent from game approvals

An attendee at Tencent Grand Culture & Creative 2019, which was held in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and showcased Tencent's popular video games, Jan 17, 2019. (Photo: IC)On Tuesday the Chinese government released a third batch of 93 approved video games after the certification process resumed, but major industry players Tencent and NetEase have yet to be approved.Since authorities resumed game

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

AChrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (File photo: AP)Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100 percent” dedicated to the mass production of

High-tech zones key to China's innovation-driven development: minister

(Photo: Sohu)China's national high-tech zones have played an important role in the country's innovation-driven development in the past 30 years, Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said Wednesday.High-tech zones, of which there are a total of 168, have become an important growth engine for China's economic development, Wang said in Beijing at a symposium on the 30th anniversary of

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