HQ Magazine 2015
The rise of technology and the battle between man and machine has marked the 21st century in unimaginable ways. In this edition of HQ Magazine, we decided to explore this theme by focusing on innovation and how it should be geared towards satisfying real human needs. The cover story presents an exclusive interview with Liu Ruopeng, the founder of Kuang-Chi Science, where he talks about his dream of turning Hollywood into reality and bringing the future to now. In The Game-Changing Trends, special contributor Marisa Drew of Credit Suisse describes the revolutionary way the sharing economy can improve the healthcare industry and tackle global issues of sustainability and population growth. Finally, in our Communication section, you will be presented with practical steps Chinese companies can take to build up their global credibility and a maturity model designed to optimize the localization process.
Bringing Hollywood to Reality
Revamping “Made in China”
The Joy of Pottery
When branching out from East to West and vice versa, linguistic and cultural knowledge are a must in bridging the gaps between languages, marketplaces, and borders. Here at CSOFT, we assist companies in every aspect of this transition and help them reach their full potential in becoming truly global.
Having been on many business trips around the world, I’ve learned to cherish the special trips that bring me to great cities, during the best seasons, for the best events. As I wrap up this year’s HQ issue with my team here in Beijing, I’d like to share with you two recent trips from this year that were exactly as such.
Table of Contents
World’s Best Innovation
The 1985 American movie Back to the Future predicted that by 2015, we would have flying cars and self-lacing shoes. None of that came true, but we do have technological innovations such as biometric identification, 3D printing, driverless cars and hologram technology today. In fact, the pace of innovation may have outstripped our predictions.
The China Effect
We only need to go back 300 years to see how the industrial revolution helped shape the man-machine economy. Since then, technology has continued to evolve, constantly reshaping and retooling society with more and more innovative discoveries.
Just Press Go
How many mornings do people wake up thinking, “What I would give for just one more hour of sleep?” This literal dream became eminently closer when Google unveiled a “self-driving car” back in May 2014.
Shenzhen: China’s Innovation Hub
In the Shenzhen central business district, newly built architectural structures vie for visual supremacy. It is here in the heart of the city that the biggest and most recognizable foreign and domestic companies now reside.
Gizmos & Gadgets
Sensoria Smart Socks
The Everlasting Translation Battle
In an effort to make translation easier for the average person, computer scientists have created a translation process that involves automation through mathematics. Linguists protest this automation, saying that this technology has removed the very soul of language.
Perhaps the future of translation does not involve a choice between art and mathematics, but instead a fusion of two important disciplines to create, fast accurate translations with all the emotion of the human spirit.
The year is 2050. Scientists are inches away from making robots come alive. Like all technology races, the pursuit of human-like machine intelligence is propelled by an unquenchable hunger, idealism and greed.
2050. Peak of population. Innovators are under immense pressure to surge efficiency and mankind’s future survival is in their hands.
In this day and age, everything is automated. Scientists are inches away from making robots that exhibit emotions and elements of human-like intelligence come alive.