AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Digi Times
Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
By: Sammi Huang, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES 

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien.
Photo: Shihmin Fu, Digitimes, December 2017

pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and smart cities will be extended to all the industrial and commercial fields in the near future and generate tremendous business opportunities, according to Tung Tzu-hsien, chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

Tung told Digitimes in an interview held after opening of the IT Month on December 6 at Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Center that with robust industrial chains, Taiwan’s ICT sector will play an important role in the new tech applications and stand to benefit from the ensuing huge business opportunities.

Tung said unlike the winners-take-all scenario seen in the mobile devices sector, the IoT sector will see business opportunities more open to interested players and the entire IoT supply chain is likely to experience a major reshuffle in the next 5-10 years.

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