This is the biggest burger I’ve heard of in the USA. The burger at the Suidong Lu Tripsmith doesn’t quite measure up to this one. China has a way to go before it can match an American burger!
The final day of the Guizhou International Wine Festival is Wednesday, September 12. This is the day to visit as the vendors have there inventory clearance. The must either sell their wine or transport it back to their businesses . . .
It is hard to explain what it is like to live in a nice part of Guiyang, of Guizhou Province. It is best to just show a video of my neighborhood. My neighborhood is maybe ten or fifteen years old, and has been surpassed in values by newer, and better construction in and around Guiyang. My neighborhood is still very nice. I have a little electric bicycle that gets me up and down the hill in front of my apartment. I am on the twelfth floor and can ride my bicycle to the elevator . . . no stairs.
I had to to out for bread so I put the cell phone in my shirt pocket and tried to give you a flavor for what my neighborhood looks like. It is considered one of the nicer parts of Guiyang.
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Riding Home from the Bread Store
Wow. It’s not the first corp to really get nailed for lying and cheating, but it’s the first Chinese one in my memory.
August 10, 2018 Update . . . ZTE continues to have problems from the USA trade actions. ZTE is still in business and has offered a new phone . . . https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/08/zte-is-back-in-the-game-blade-v9-up-for-pre-order.html
A quick visit to the Obsession for a beer, and the band was playing the classic Louis Armstrong song, It’s a Wonderful World.
The 2018 Bid Data Expo of Guiyang is now history. It closed Tuesday after four days of successful events and exhibitions. Details of the event, along with participants and exhibitors can be found at the Big Data Expo website: BIG DATA CENTRAL WEB SITE.
There were many similarities to the 2017, but also a surprise. It was beyond even my wildest overactive imagination. I wasn’t shy about my disappointment in the 2017 Expo because it was so lacking in robotics, motion control, and automated vehicles. I consider this to be central to our future as humans . . . see: 2017 Big Data Expo.
Though I was unsatisfied with the robotics, motion control and automated vehicle coverage in the 2017 Expo, I was MORE THAN SATISFIED with it’s prominence in 2018. Artificial intelligence (AI) was everywhere in the Pixmoving presentation. The highlights were the coffee robot, the donkey car race, and the driverless car. The coffee robot demonstrated the fine detail, proving how far robotics and AI has come. The donkey car competition showed how difficult it is to drive a car, even in fairly predictable environments and situations.
The robot that serves the coffee was impressive, but it had no eyes. No wives or children moved the coffee pot, or the cups. Nevertheless, this demonstration was very good. You can tell by the audience reaction. This display got everybody’s attention.
The Donkey Car is a car that drives itself, but with very limited intelligence. It has a small on-board computer, some rule based controls, and a camera. The camera helps the car stay between the white lines. It looks like a toy “remote control” car, but there is no (human) controller when the race begins. All the decisions on direction and speed are made by the on-board computer. It is dumb, like a donkey.
The driverless car was also a big hit. There were so many people that wanted to ride around the circuit that I heard a man complain that he waited two hours to get on the car. The driverless car has a Lidar navigation sensor (on top) which is a newer product for machine vision. It uses lasers to judge objects and distances, many, many lasers to gather active data about the road. This car highlights several of the “drive by wire” products marketed by Pixmotion. Pixmotion is promoting open source coding for Automated Vehicles and has it’s own line of hardware that they are seeking to install, not only on cars, but many kinds of vehicles, from freight moving trucks to coffee serving robots on wheels.
Other Things at the Big Data Conference
The Exhibition Hall was open from the 26th to the 29th and there were also classes and presentations on the 25th. This conference was similar to prior conferences in that special tickets allowing more access were available. One impressive presentation was about the use of Big Data to expedite the permitting process for businesses. Rather than using staff time and a complex permitting process for each department, more departments are being merged and application forms are being populated by the government’s Big Data database. This eliminates fees and long waiting periods while applications are processed. If your registration with the government is in order, you get your permit — quickly. This kind of cost cutting and convenience to citizens is a big deal.
The exhibits seemed less expansive than in the past, with a bit of a push from a few vendors expanding presence. Of course Pixmoving was the biggest. Google and Facebook were also well represented, along with many of the other big names. Smart City software, mapping software, and health care were big. Of course virtual reality and the “whole body” virtual world devices were present as well. Here are some sample photos.
It was fun talking to vendors with various levels of English. It was fairly simple to stop and talk, especially with people that are working on their English skills. Alex Lau of Sefonsoft was very kind to me . . .AlexLau
China International Big Data Expo
The Pixmoving Company of Guiyang,
China’s Big Data Valley, will feature
“The Future of Mobility”
Pixmoving’s Self-driving Team Booth
Autonomous driving has been envisioned since the 1950s. Now is the era of dynamic change. We are daily witnessing crazy and stunning technology achievement. In China, this future mobility is being facilitated on test tracks in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing starting in 2018. Self-driving cars test hit the headlines on media, like a the new arrival of a stranger to our life and city. It brings doubt and even fear among public, but also feeds public curiosity. Serving the citizens with self-driving technology is one of Pixmoving’s business purposes. Hence, in this 2018 China Big Data expo, Pixmoving is displaying it’s self-driving experience to the public and is engaging global self-driving engineers in a “global meetup” – a fun race.
May 20th to 26th 2018, a global self-driving race is taking place in Guizhou Province where you can witness about 30 top engineers from around the world participating in a challenge of intelligence tasks. The racing cars are controlled by open source control systems provided by Pixmoving. Participants must complete tasks with their own algorithms to earn the final prize.people who are new to self-driving ideas are welcome to have experience with Pixmoving at the BigData Expo venue from May 26th to 29th. There will be a full-sized self-driving car waiting for you to get on board.
Extend your vision and learn about how self-driving capabilities can help us live our lives smarter. In this Expo, a special self-driving coffee car (Pixmoving coffee car) will be serving drip coffee to the visitors. Want a cup of drip coffee? All you need to do to order your cup of coffee is swipe your phone with the order code. Then the Pixmoving coffee car will come forward and make a masterpiece cup coffee for you.
Guizhou Province is located in Southwestern China, and is unknown to many people. It is, however becoming well known as “China Big Data Valley” where global high tech companies gather for connection, exposure, and data storage collaboration, etc.
Behind the events the Pixmoving team is like a “Magical Unicorn”
Pixmoving team is in a factory with 5000 m². The working space and engineer working areas are clearly based in this factory with full transparent glass rooms. Unlike many technology companies, Pixmoving team is dedicated in self-driving with their open, passion, and professional attitude. The factory is designed in a style of warm and full inspiration. A BBC series director once came and said that whoever could work here must be enjoyable. The environment here is with this purpose to transform the pressure or dull of work into flexibility, inspiration, and innovation. The communication is essential. If you ask any girl who is working on their paperwork here, they can explain anything about car, robot, 3D printer they know about in their factory.
Pixmoving is different from those who are dedicated to a product for private mobility only. Their plan is initiated from the chassis. The many services to life can be build upon it combining both software and hardware. The flexibility on self-driving can apply to: a driverless shuttle, driverless hotel, driverless cinema, driverless vendors etc. The shared service concept serves the public in many ways, like industrial areas, parks, nature areas, residential areas and anywhere the Smart City. The first Chinese self-driving car test license will be issued to Pixmoving, which is it’s most recent milestone.
The Company values are: `cooperation, share, open, and innovation`. These are easily felt from each corner of it’s factory rather than slogans hanging on the wall. A Hackathon event was held in March of 2018 and gathered over 50 engineers from 11 countries at the factory. The open-desk workshop proved that open innovation and collaboration create massive and inimmaginable results. Pixmoving believes that this BigData Expo will also drive more like-minded people to be involved in this field. The openness is a key factor in future technology improvement. Futurama exposure of any big companies is cool, but open-involvement in this radical change process really matters.
2018 China Big Data Expo – Establishing the base for a self-driving industrial ecosystem in Guiyang.
Self-driving is a cutting-edge high-tech new industry that is closely linked with big data, smart manufacturing and the real economy. Under the principle of “Data Creation, Innovation Drives the Future” and the annual theme “Digitalization of Everything, Integration of Intelligence” this year’s General Assembly of the Expo is in total harmony with the robotic transportation industry. The City of Guiyang by creating a fair and shared innovative center in the heart of the city, gathers global attention to Guiyang. At the same time, it will also promote the self-driving ecosystem landing in Guizhou.
Pixmoving will further connect the world with institutions in Guiyang. The “unmanned vehicle technology” expertise should be drawn to Guiyang. With more open rules, the unmanned industry is promoted in Guiyang as an unmanned innovation city. Guiyang will lead the global realization of unmanned automated products. The race event has attracted high powered to the Pixmoving team from all over the world. The American laser radar company Velodyne supported this event’s Lidar. Taiwan’s Neousys Company supported the event’s industrial computing platform. The American engineers at Udacity, an online education organization, cooperates with event organizers to jointly recruit global contestants and offers some bonuses and course awards. China’s Beidouxingtong Company supported the GPS positioning of the event.
Besides, the US DIY Robocars, Baidu Apollo, and Japan’s Autoware also joined as developer communities. A leading technology media, the Intelligence is an exclusive communication partner. In the future, they will have more connection with the Pix driverless team and Guizhou Province.