The Top 10 Emerging Technologies in 2016 according to WEF and Scientific American

June 27, 2016

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies published its list of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2016. Included are a diverse range of breakthrough technologies, from batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, to “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, that could soon be playing a role in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.

Following the list’s release, China-based news platform Jiemian interviewed 1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman to get his perspective on these emerging technologies, the promise of an Open AI Ecosystem, and the Chinese technology investment field.

“Andrew Fursman, CEO and co-founder of 1QBit, which is also a Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum, said in the new top 10 emerging technologies of 2016, the commercial use of “Open AI Ecosystem” is very promising. “AI is very user-friendly, it’s more natural and convenient for people to communicate without professional learning skill of knowledge.”

Fursman believes that although the emerging technology is becoming increasingly diverse, the Chinese technology and investment field, as well as the communication and development of this technology will be become more smooth. “In the past, only foreign capital would invest in Chinese technology industry. Today, there are more investments in technology from other regions and Chinese investment is becoming very active in this. The fusion of technologies between different countries and regions are becoming easier.”

– Lin Jiawen, Interface technology reporter stationed in Beijing,

Jiemian Article: 2016年度十大新兴技术出炉 你最看好哪个?

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