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Tech charges to the fore at internet expo

By Chen Hong (China Daily) Updated: 2018-10-26 07:49

Exhibitors at the fourth China (Guangdong) International Internet Plus Exposition held in Foshan in South China's Guangdong province, have displayed a variety of new technologies and products designed to make waves in the digital industry.

The latest 5G mobile network has not been put into use yet, but China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, has allowed visitors to the expo to control robots using the technology.

Tech charges to the fore at internet expo


The time delay between control inputs and the robots' movements has been shortened from 10 to two milliseconds with the use of 5G, which is almost the equivalent of real-time operation.

The Foshan branch of China Mobile is also showcasing its latest industrial augmented reality technologies via the 5G network, which enables users to interact with visualized digital designs of various objects.

China Unicom, another Chinese mobile operator, is holding classes featuring AR and the use of 5G to create and display holographic images.

China's premier search engine Baidu is also attending the four-day show and has brought with it DuerOS - a world-leading artificial intelligence technology, as well as its products that feature virtual reality.

Led by Britain's Prince Michael of Kent, the UK Pavilion at the expo showcases a future world in an era of intelligent technology which includes facial recognition, design simulation, health monitoring and smart cities.

"I am here now to support a new wave of British innovators in the fast-moving technology sector, who have created much of the technology we take for granted today," said Prince Michael at the event.

"What Chinese investors value in their work with British companies, is their ability to innovate value-enhancing solutions to complex technological issues."

Several CeBIT European exhibitors such as the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad have brought their latest product solutions for smart city operations, blockchain, big data processing and online video language transfer to the show.

It has also attracted many domestic industrial leaders such as DJI Technology and Huawei Technology, according to the organizer.

The expo opens to the public on Saturday.

Tech charges to the fore at internet expo

(China Daily 10/26/2018 page7)

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