TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, Taiwan has been declared one the most livable cities in 2018 by the BBC in a recent report based on an analysis by the Economist's Intelligence Unit.
According to the report, Taipei ranks as the 58th most livable city in the world, and is among the top five cities which have demonstrated continuous improvement in quality of life over the past 10 years.Read more
A digital library for 3D models of landmark buildings has started a trial run, the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Science and Technology announced yesterday.
The Taiwan Digital Asset Library, a collaborative project between the two ministries, aims to collect virtual models of cultural assets that can be used for audiovisual creation, Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's notorious 'Digital Minister' of the Executive Yuan, Audrey Tang (唐鳳), held the first ever "vTaiwan Open Consultation & Participation Officers Training" in New York City June 11 and June 12.
Tang's lecture on digital governance at last year's Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City received a very warm welcome. The PDF organizers felt that Taiwan's experience in particular is worth learning from and spent over a year arranging the visit of Tang and seven other government officials.Read more
SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI – Once touted as among the fabled "Asian Tigers", the Taiwan economy has fallen dramatically behind its counterparts including Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.
But after being mired in the economic doldrums for decades, Taiwan – which is the home of hardware giants Acer, ASUS, Foxconn and HTC – could be better poised than its regional rivals to ride the technological wave, said experts, citing its private sector capabilities in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles for example.Read more
The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) has for decades devoted itself to boosting bilateral ties between Taiwanese and Dutch institutions in various fields, from agriculture to renewable energy. NTIO Representative Guy Wittich discussed how the Netherlands is moving toward a circular economy and strengthening its relations with Taiwan in an interview with ‘Taipei Times’ staff reporter Kuo Chia-erh in Taipei on Jan. 17
Taipei Times (TT): How is the Netherlands turning circular economy from a nice idea into reality?Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and Taichung ranked higher than any city in China, including the tier one cities of Shanghai and Beijing, in Mercer's quality of living ranking released yesterday (March 20).
Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm, yesterday released it's 20th annual "Quality of Living Ranking," with Vienna taking the top spot for the ninth year in a row, followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4), Vancouver (5), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9) and Basel (10) rounding out the top ten.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’ most valuable tech giant joins Microsoft and AWS to tap into Taiwan’s talent pool to pursue promising developments of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Google Taiwan announced a plan on Monday to launch a project that is set to establish a new research and development unit in Taiwan dedicated to artificial intelligence. The project will be recruiting local talent to meet its ambitious AI projects, but the number of the new positions to be created has yet to be announced.Read more
With a view to become a smart city, Taipei partners with IOTA to provide its residents with a wide range of new technological advantages.
The IOTA Foundation announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Taipei city. This step is explained by the fact that the capital of Taiwan is seeking to reach its smart city milestones by implementing the power of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in its processes and procedures.Read more
Microsoft Corp yesterday announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) center in Taiwan, and the company’s aim of hiring and training more than 200 researchers and developers in the next five years to boost the nation’s AI industry.
The Microsoft AI R&D Center is the first foreign-business-backed center to focus on AI technology in the nation.Read more
Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation Jointly Release "phrOS" - The First Healthcare Blockchain Platform Worldwide
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation (DTCO) jointly unveiled blockchain based personal healthcare record operating system (phrOS) at Hyatt, Taipei on November 10, 2017. This officially marked the entry of blockchain technology in the healthcare sector. phrOS will enable the rise of patient-centric healthcare system, where an individual can carry their own medical information digitally. This would not only secure the data from external hacking threats but also enable seamless cross-hospital treatment and hassle-free online insurance claims by the individual, without having to face complicated procedure of applying for personal medical records. Fubon Financial Holding is actively involved in sponsoring the platform and exploring the benefits of blockchain based smart insurance claims.Read more