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Editor's Note
I T I S I N N OVAT I O N

New
Concepts
Tech companies are looking for new ways to collaborate to
leverage disruptive change, chart business strategy and
form relationships to build on new technologies. In this
issue of i3, we look at some of the issues that are evolving
in the industry and some new relationships as well.

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ur cover story talks with a
new company in the electric
vehicle space founded by
two former BMW executives.
BYTON's Dr. Carsten Breitfeld talks with
i3 about its revolutionary concept
vehicle launched at CES 2018 dubbed
the "Smart Intuitive Vehicle." It features
a massive screen across the dashboard that can be personalized, allowing passengers to use a voice assistant
and facial recognition to control settings and car features. It also has the
ability to recharge 80 percent of its
battery in just 30 minutes.
AAnd other automakers promising to
deliver self-driving vehicles in the next
few years are also pursuing electrification, and say they will eventually stop
selling internal combustion engines
altogether. The U.S. and abroad are
encouraging these initiatives.
WWe also look at artificial intelligence
(AI) and innovation in China. Chinese
companies are rushing to meet the
government's three-year plan for massive AI deployment. As a result, innovative startups are experimenting with
facial recognition, advanced voice
assistants, and other tech that can be
applied in areas such as shopping, military, streaming sites and advertising.
SSpeaking of China, CES Asia™ -
held in Shanghai this month - is the
premier platform to showcase the
global innovation that defines the consumer technology industry in the
Asian marketplace. More than 500
exhibitors - from tech powerhouses to
innovative startups, manufacturers,

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developers and suppliers - will showcase new products and create strong
business relationships with new and
existing industries. CES Asia is the
place to learn about the advances
fueling the Asian market, bringing
together leaders from nearly every
facet of consumer tech.
AAnd the budding digital therapeutics market promises to transform the
care of patients with chronic illnesses.
This new category of health apps help
treat diseases by modifying patient
behavior and using remote monitoring
to improve long-term health outcomes. We also take a look at how
deep learning, the basis for AI, is
enabling robots to learn more quickly
and effectively, perform tasks autonomously and find their way around
unfamiliar environments. And how
chatbots are being used to bring
about man-machine interaction that
goes far beyond information retrieval
applications that relies on simple
question-answer system constructs.
IIn our policy section, Rep. Sam
Graves writes about our future infrastructure network, we take a look at
some of the issues evolving with trade,
and see how augmented reality and
virtual reality are changing the mobile
experience. Please send comments to
cstevens@CTA.tech.

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