Robots will replace half the human work force by 2025, WEF reports 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Robots will carry out 52 percent of current work tasks performed by humans by 2025 - in the meantime, 58 million net new jobs will possibly emerge in the next five years, ...

Tainan launches cultural and art programs for Taiwan's new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The New Immigrants Culture and International Art Tour Exhibition was launched on Sept. 7, at the National Tainan Living Art Center. A representative of the Ministry of C...

NMTL in southwestern Taiwan launches AI museum guide system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The National Museum of Taiwan Literature in Taiwan’s southwestern city of Tainan has launched a software package for a smartphone-based tour guide app as part of a nationwi...

Taiwan, France discuss industrial cooperation: MOEA

Taiwan and France on Tuesday talked about strengthening cooperation in areas such as the Internet of Things, circular economy and photovoltaics, at an industrial cooperation consultation meeting in Pa...

Taiwan and US renew GLOBE program to continue cooperation in science education 

(Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States have agreed to continue a science education promotion program for five more years that will see furthered cooperation between top scientific institut...

Virtual learning: using AI, immersion to teach Chinese

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — To learn Chinese in this room, talk to the floating panda head. The Mandarin-speaking avatar zips around a 360-degree restaurant scene in an artificial intelligence...

Central Taiwan Science Park teams up with US org. to promote robotics education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American non-profit organization For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) signed a letter of intent on cooperation in robotics development wit...

30% of Taiwan's businesses mull adopting AI over the next year: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 44 percent of Taiwanese businesses have already adopted AI technology while 28 percent are set to invest in AI applications within a year, according to a study entitled &l...

'SEMICON Taiwan' the world's 2nd largest semiconductor exhibition in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing to host “SEMICON Taiwan 2018” on Wednesday, Sept. 5, which is expected have over 2,000 booths on the exhibition floor this year, creating a...

Man dies after powered paragliding crash into a river in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A 58-year-old man surnamed Wu died on Sunday after he crashed his powered paraglider into a river in Yilan County, media reports said. Powered paragliding is a form of ul...

Taiwan's ITRI showcases smart living-related technologies at IFA 2018

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a leading high-tech applied research institution in Taiwan, is showcasing smart living-related technologies at IFA 2018, the largest trade show for...

Foxconn to join US companies to create US$100 million fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, announced on Tuesday that it will partner with three U.S. companies to create a US$...

Uber’s COO unveils “Uber for Taiwan” plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a forum held Tuesday in Taipei, Uber’s Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford unveiled the company’s “Uber for Taiwan” plan, which includes work...

Taiwan-developed AI platform to advance taxi passenger hotspot prediction, comorbidity research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Artificial Intelligence co-creation platform “AIdea” developed by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) will help predict taxi...

Taiwan sentences former KMT government official to 2 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Cabinet Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih (林益世) will have to serve two years in prison in a corruption case, while a related 12-year verdict will have to be reconsidere...