Taoyuan cooperates with Microsoft Taiwan for smart city

The Taoyuan government has signed an MoU with Microsoft Taiwan to recruit the latter's technological assistance to help the northern Taiwan city turn into a smart city.

Microsoft Taiwan will provide cloud computing platforms, big data analytics, AI (artificial intelligence) and MR (mixed reality) technologies. Microsoft Taiwan will offer BizSpark, a Microsoft program to help the city government operate startup business parks.

Taoyuan was ranked by the Intelligent Community Forum among the Smart 21 Communities (cities) for several times and selected by the international organization as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in 2013 and 2015.

The city government has developed two startup business parks. One focuses on development of VR (virtual reality)/AR (augmented reality)/MR technologies and applications and will be inaugurated in October 2017; the other is mainly for AI technology and application experiments and will come into operation in 2018.

Read the full story at digitimes.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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