AlphaGo Proves the Future of AI is Bright

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As algorithms have advanced, technology has gotten smarter. Case in point, last month in China, Google’s AlphaGo –AI specifically developed to tackle the ancient strategy game – defeated Go world champion, Ke Jie. In the three game series, AlphaGo beat the Chinese grandmaster by a slim margin. This isn’t the first time the revolutionary machine has proven its superiority in the game. In March in Seoul, South Korea, AlphaGo made history as the first machine to beat one of the world’s top players, Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol.

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How ADAS Enable Road Safety

In honor of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, we wanted to highlight the technological innovations shaping the auto industry. Today, autonomous technology is declared as the future of transport. Automaker heavy hitters are investing billions in its development and even tech giants including Apple, Uber, and Baidu are trying to crack the code. But even though the race for self-driving cars is heating up, a reality where cars can operate sans driver is far from here. Like it or not, human drivers are still essential.

Fortunately, the ongoing advancement of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is significantly improving driver safety. Many automakers are integrating these tech systems into their vehicles. Take BMW’s Remote Control Parking, Tesla’s Autopilot system, Ford’s Evasive Steering Assist, or Range Rover’s adaptive cruise control. While it seems like the speed at which these systems are appearing on the market is accelerating, the products are aimed towards only a portion of drivers on the road. There’s a wide range of solutions for four-wheel cars, but what about large trucks, fleets, and public transport vehicles?

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When Capital and Enterprise Come Together, Society and Technology Prosper

Zhejiang acting governor Che Jun with the ZUIG team

On December 26, Vice Secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee, acting Governor Che Jun, visited investment platform Zhejiang United Investment Group (ZUIG), along with Vice Governor Zhu Congjiu, Deputy Secretary of Hangzhou Municipal Committee, and Mayor Zhang Hongming, amongst other officials and leaders of the provincial government. There, they also met with ULSee and watched the company’s demonstration of its latest software and technology.

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Is Virtual Try-On the Future of E-Commerce?

As Part Two of our ongoing series to explore the various applications of face tracking, we delve into how face tracking is used as a solution to meet the demands of e-commerce. Read on to learn more about virtual try-on and how the convenient application can enhance the overall online shopping experience.

Shopping online for clothing and accessories can be just as frustrating as it is convenient. We’ve all experienced it before–finding that seemingly perfect product, ordering it (with expedited shipping no less), and opening it eagerly only to find out that–gasp–it doesn’t fit. So at the end of the day, many of us are left feeling annoyed and regretful. This common experience is not only a nuisance to consumers, it’s one of the biggest obstacles obstructing online fashion retail.  

The truth of the matter is, people like trying things on. For many of us, it’s the deciding factor on whether or not we commit to purchasing an item. But as e-commerce grows and more and more retailers shift to the web, there remains a gap in the customer experience for sizing and fitting. And while perks like free shipping, online promotions, and lenient return policies are incentives, they do not address the major issue of delivering fit. Fortunately, virtual try-on technology is tackling the issue.

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