Social commerce is a well-established concept – the term appeared nearly two decades ago – but this branch of e-commerce is continually evolving, leaving marketing and sales professionals navigating through a shifting maze.
Three decades ago a young scientist working at CERN, the international nuclear research facility that straddles the French-Swiss border, proposed solving the problem of sharing the vast amount of data his field generated by linking text mark-up with the Internet, which at that stage was little-known outside academic and military circles.
The second International Healthcare Week (IHW), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by a wide range of healthcare sector partners, runs from 16 to 31 May in Hong Kong, leveraging the city’s strategic role as an innovation and investment healthcare hub in Asia.
ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research and development company, can quickly generate clear text content by learning and understanding reams of language data and can even actively write stories. As AI technology advances exponentially, it is inevitable that the industry will worry about whether traditional jobs will be replaced by AI in the near future.
Generative artificial intelligence has been much in the news and businesses continue to explore its potential and applications. Google Cloud strategy consultant Michael Yung – who has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT field, particularly in the Internet, e-commerce and travel technology sectors – believes generative AI and other AI technologies that can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially B2B firms.
Innovation and technology (I&T) play important roles in Hong Kong's development blueprint, especially in the growing demand for smart-city technologies and applications, bringing more opportunities for technology companies and start-ups.
As face-to-face events ramp up in Hong Kong following the end of travel restrictions, the marketing world flocked to the city for two marketing and sales conferences held in hybrid digital-physical form. The conferences ran in parallel with the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) and associated Entertainment Expo Hong Kong.
China’s active promotion of multilateralism through such measures as the Belt and Road Initiative, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has contributed to its own economic transformation and given impetus to economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hydroponic cultivation calls to mind galleries with thousands of plants growing on shelves under but Hong Kong start-up Farmacy HK is rolling out Farming as a Service (Faas), supplying vending-machine sized Smart Mobile Farms to bring herb and vegetable cultivation right to consumers.
Hong Kong start-up RaSpect specialises in remote building inspections using drones to gather the data and artificial intelligence technology to process it – faster, more accurate, more comprehensive and safer method than traditional manual building inspections.