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  • Research predicts that sales of driverless cars will soar in the US

    Research conducted in the United States is projecting that the sales of autonomous vehicles is set to explode exponentially in the next eight years. The increase in sales is expected to be primarily propelled by aggressive investment from the likes of Google subsidiary Waymo.

  • Silicon Valley identifies Africa as new tech frontier

    A new technology hub that has been created in the heart of Lagos represents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene - that is attracting significant investment and interest from global giants - that recognize the opportunities presented by this emerging market of young, connected Africans.

  • Tech giants urge US Supreme Court to protect private cellphone data

    More than a dozen tech giants in the United States, including Verizon, Facebook, Snap, Twitter and Alphabet's Google, have filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme Court calling for tighter restrictions on government officials having access to private and sensitive cellphone data of individuals.

  • The mystery of Hong Kong’s lack of AI manpower

    Artificial intelligence (Al) is regarded as a key to drive the world's future development. Although Europe and the United States are dominated by private enterprises, while the Mainland China is led by national entities, the core of AI formation, in fact, is rested on available top-notch talent. The 2017 Global AI Talent White Paper released by the Tencent Research Institute in December last year stated that there are approximately 300,000 AI researchers and practitioners in the world, while the market demand for AI talent is in millions. In the first 10 months of 2017, the demand for AI talent was twice of that in 2016. The report suggests that the bottleneck is education - though there are 20,000 graduates from related disciplines each year, the number is far from adequate to meet the demand.

  • Toronto Mayor expresses concern over Google’s new ‘digital city’

    US technology colossus Google is courting controversy in Toronto over its plans to construct a new digital city in Toronto's Eastern waterfront, in a regeneration project described as being a model of 21st century urbanism.

  • US aviation firm ‘lands’ drone certification license  

    A US aviation firm has secured a major victory after being certified by the Federal Aviation Authority to become the first drone operator in the world to be officially recognized as an airline.

  • YouTube selects Dubai for its latest content creator hotspot facility

    YouTube have chosen Dubai to open its tenth space which further illustrates the success the online video platform is enjoying in the MENA and UAE region. The Google owned company has expanded its business from funny cat video, to a broadcaster in its own right - producing high-quality shows that range from anything such as fitness experts uploading their fitness regimes - to culinary enthusiasts sharing their recipes for tasty meals.