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ITRI's ICT TechDay Highlights 5G Telecommunications, AI, Self-driving Cars & Drones, Creating Business Opportunities

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ITRI's ICT TechDay Highlights 5G Telecommunications, AI, Self-driving Cars & Drones, Creating Business Opportunities

ITRI ICT TechDay centered on the theme “Intelligence in 5G Era”, inviting speakers including Intel VP & GM of Intel Drone Group Anil Nanduri and Administrative Officer of KDDI Corporation Toru Maruta to touch on the topics of 5G and drones.
ITRI ICT TechDay centered on the theme “Intelligence in 5G Era”, inviting speakers including Intel VP & GM of Intel Drone Group Anil Nanduri and Administrative Officer of KDDI Corporation Toru Maruta to touch on the topics of 5G and drones.

ITRI held its annual ICT TechDay on July 31st, highlighting major advancements in 5G, AI, autonomous vehicles, and information security. In addition, 34 innovations and applications were on display.

 

Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiueh, Vice President and General Director of ITRI’s Information and Communications Research Laboratories, remarked that breakthrough development will be seen in AI, unmanned vehicles, and information security management with the launch of 5G commercialization. This is particularly the case with drones, as new applications such as first-person view drone racing will emerge with the integration of VR wearable devices, he said. Self-driving vehicle applications will be realized in the second half of this year, and opportunities for development of medium-sized buses are considerable in Taiwan given its special road status database. In terms of information security, the development of 5G will enhance the ability to strategically defend against attacks. To be sure, information warfare will be a new type of war in the future. Consequently, tools to defend against such attacks will become the priority of public and private organizations in their information security governance.

 

Dr. Chiueh furthermore commented that AI chips for Deep Learning Algorithm will experience another wave of development due to the rapid introduction of AI applications. ITRI, he said, is honing in on this trend and is providing one-stop solutions for compilers, architecture design, and IC design tools that will be suitable for mid- and downstream chip designers in Taiwan. AI chips and development tools will be developed from the perspective of system applications, and in tandem with existing ICT/IoT ecosystems will assist Taiwan in becoming a hub for AI R&D and an exporter of smart systems.

 

At ITRI’s ICT TechDay, Toru Maruta from Japan’s telecomm business KDDI, shared his insights on how 5G, AI and IoT will impact current business models. Furthermore, Anil Nanduri from Intel also discussed in details of “The Airborne Revolution” of drones. ITRI also demonstrated its latest ICT R&D results including 5G base stations, a channel state information (CSI) non-contact respiratory detection technology, fog computing applications with AR navigation and smart image analysis, a new self-driving vehicle, a drone tunnel flight solution, and a Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) technology for data security and streaming games.