GROWTH DRIVER:The company is banking on artificial intelligence technology to support long-term growth as it seeks to diversify away from desktops and laptops
Date: Feb 03, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Acer Inc (宏碁) is working on commercializing its artificial intelligence (AI) technology and hopes the business will start contributing to revenue in the first half of the year.
In the long term, the company expects AI to become a new growth catalyst, Acer chief executive officer Jason Chen (陳俊聖) said.
“AI and deep learning technologies will be one of Acer’s main focuses for long-term development, given their wide range of applications in everyday life,” Chen said.
Acer is in talks with a local firm to commercialize its AI technology for transportation-related applications, and may work with the government to apply the technology toward easing urban traffic, he said. [FULL STORY]