Alibaba have published an interesting overview of the Chinese coffee market on their Alizila website, even if it somehow neglects to mention the potential impact of emerging local players such as Luckin.
The key takeaway for me wasn’t so much the big numbers that the report throws around, but the two key consumption trends that it identifies: namely, the move to “premium artisan products” and the quest for “novel experiences.”
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Forging close links with software and cloud ecosystem partners is critical to providing complete IoT and Edge AI solutions for our customers across multiple vertical markets. That’s why we are excited to announce that we are working together with FogHorn, a leading developer of software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to enable their edge intelligence of our VIA ARTiGO and VIA AMOS systems. For more information, please see the press release here.
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On Sunday evening I met an old friend at the Grand Hyatt and we spent a fun couple of hours chewing the fat over how the industry has changed since the PC was at the center of the universe and the hotel’s Cheers Bar was the place to see and be seen when Computex was at its height.
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A fun day at the China Children’s Computer Contest talking with the students and watching them grapple with the mysteries of AI technology! Some of them had come from as far away as the western province of Xinjiang and taken 40-hour train journeys to attend the event. I decided not to bore them with my own tales of long-distance rail and bus journeys when I was studying in China in the 1980s. I suspect that my experiences are a lot more fun in retrospect than they were at the time.
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When I first started working in the tech industry, I would always go to the US in order to get a taste of what was in store for the future. These days, I only have to take a much shorter flight across the Taiwan Straits. What a change in less than thirty years! In those days, you couldn’t even get a direct flight from Taiwan to China and had to transit through Hong Kong.
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It’s tough to keep up with all the latest news about developments in AI given how quickly the technology is being rolled out and the huge variety of industries it’s being deployed in. Here are some links to a few recent articles on the topic that have caught my attention.
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Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The long weekend is providing me with a welcome opportunity to catch my breath after the hustle and bustle of Computex and CES Asia over the past couple of weeks.
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For the VIA Edge AI Developer Kit, we have carefully selected and tested all its hardware components to ensure fast and easy assembly as well as the highest levels of quality, reliability, and performance.
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If you’re attending the Embedded Vision Summit 2018 in Santa Clara this week, please feel free to stop by and see us at booth number 609. We will have all our latest Computer Vision solutions on display, including the VIA Smart Facial Recognition System, the VIA Mobile360 License Plate Recognition System, and VIA Mobile360 ADAS.
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