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    Sensors & sensibility

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/05/2018

    » Autonomous cars and taxis will be a reality in the near future.

  • OPINION

    China flexes its muscles as a digital world power

    News, Published on 07/12/2017

    » China has firmly established itself as a global leader in consumer-oriented digital technologies. It is the world's largest e-commerce market, accounting for more than 40% of global transactions, and ranks among the top three countries for venture capital investment in autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, drones, and artificial intelligence (AI).

  • OPINION

    No such thing as the fourth industrial revolution

    News, Satyajit Das, Published on 30/11/2016

    » The theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos was the "Fourth Industrial Revolution". Professor Klaus Schwab, WEF's founder, has even published a hasty, crowd-sourced book. He warns that the scale, speed and impact of new technologies, focused on artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, blockchains and biotechnology, are "so profound" that in history "there has never been a time of greater promise or potential peril".

  • OPINION

    Govt must act now

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/02/2019

    » It has been well known for many years that Thailand has a pollution problem. The country is one of the highest users of poisonous agricultural chemicals. Poorly regulated mining, industrial and energy sectors pollute the groundwater, air and soil with impunity. There is virtually no regulation of vehicle emissions, while the marine and rail sectors are off the rails when it comes to pollution. This has been going on for as long as anyone can remember.

  • OPINION

    Who has the lead in the AI race?

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 17/01/2019

    » In October, 31 Chinese teenagers reported to the Beijing Institute of Technology, one of the country's premier military research establishments. Selected from more than 5,000 applicants, Chinese authorities hope they will design a new generation of artificial intelligent weapons systems that could range from microscopic robots to computer worms, submarines, drones and tanks.

  • OPINION

    Separating the Renault-Nissan twins would be bloody

    News, Published on 21/11/2018

    » If you depose a king, you'd best have a plan for what to do in the aftermath.

  • OPINION

    A poll, not a conclave

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/11/2018

    » Re: "Foreign poll observers 'not needed'", (BP, Nov 7).

  • OPINION

    Privacy issue dogs Tesla wannabe

    News, Published on 23/10/2018

    » Investors are throwing billions of dollars at connected cars. The technological advances that enable vehicles to be linked into wireless networks promise greater efficiency and, in theory, safety. They also open the possibility of being watched and monitored more closely -- and that may be a problem for China's self-proclaimed rival to Tesla Inc.

  • OPINION

    Election dreams

    Business, Postbag, Published on 02/06/2018

    » Re: “Prawit vows February election”, (BP, June 1).

  • OPINION

    Self-driving cars are safer than you behind the wheel

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 24/03/2018

    » There are always some casualties when a new form of transportation comes along. In 1830, at the official opening of the world's first railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, a well-known British politician, William Huskisson, was struck and killed by a locomotive. He was known to be clumsy and accident-prone, but it still cast a pall over the proceedings.

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