Iris Deng

Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.
Iris Deng
Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.

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Almost 90 per cent of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds

Survey respondents believe AI has an advantage over humans in terms of work scheduling, offering unbiased information, and problem solving.

16 Oct 2019 - 1:12PM

Survey respondents believe AI has an advantage over humans in terms of work scheduling, offering unbiased information, and problem solving.

Almost 90 per cent of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds
Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:46AM

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development
In an about-face, Apple removes Hong Kong protest map app following China backlash

Apple removed the HKmap.live app after finding it had been used in ways that ‘endanger law enforcement and residents’.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:34PM

Apple removed the HKmap.live app after finding it had been used in ways that ‘endanger law enforcement and residents’.

In an about-face, Apple removes Hong Kong protest map app following China backlash
Apple allows Hong Kong protest map app that can track police and protester locations

HKmap.live has become the most downloaded app under the travel category in Apple’s App Store for Hong Kong.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:49PM

HKmap.live has become the most downloaded app under the travel category in Apple’s App Store for Hong Kong.

Apple allows Hong Kong protest map app that can track police and protester locations
How FreightAmigo is shaking up the sleepy world of logistics to bring it online Expedia-style

Logistics in this part of the world is in many ways the ‘Land That Time Forgot’, according to Hong Kong entrepreneur Ivy Tse.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:07AM

Logistics in this part of the world is in many ways the ‘Land That Time Forgot’, according to Hong Kong entrepreneur Ivy Tse.

How FreightAmigo is shaking up the sleepy world of logistics to bring it online Expedia-style
The co-founder of China’s bike sharing pioneer Mobike applies the same business model to his Langogo AI translators

Test bed for the new sharing model will be Japan, already the biggest market for the one-year-old start-up with 10,000 translator devices shipped since its launch there in January.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:11AM

Test bed for the new sharing model will be Japan, already the biggest market for the one-year-old start-up with 10,000 translator devices shipped since its launch there in January.

The co-founder of China’s bike sharing pioneer Mobike applies the same business model to his Langogo AI translators
Patriotic Chinese overwhelm Tencent servers in response to national flag social media campaign ahead of PRC anniversary

The national flag campaign went viral on social media, attracting more than 200 million users within half a day.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

The national flag campaign went viral on social media, attracting more than 200 million users within half a day.

Patriotic Chinese overwhelm Tencent servers in response to national flag social media campaign ahead of PRC anniversary
Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US, company president reveals in new book

The inquiry showed that the US continues to have its own issues with surveillance and cybersecurity, despite Washington’s accusations that Huawei products can be used to spy for Beijing.

12 Sep 2019 - 9:57PM

The inquiry showed that the US continues to have its own issues with surveillance and cybersecurity, despite Washington’s accusations that Huawei products can be used to spy for Beijing.

Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US, company president reveals in new book
Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei is unfair and un-American, Microsoft president says

Microsoft’s Brad Smith warns Washington’s trade restrictions could expand beyond Huawei, threatening the US firm’s global competitiveness.

13 Sep 2019 - 2:42PM

Microsoft’s Brad Smith warns Washington’s trade restrictions could expand beyond Huawei, threatening the US firm’s global competitiveness.

Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei is unfair and un-American, Microsoft president says
A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

8 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions
Hong Kong needs a risk-taking culture to foster innovation, tech leaders urge

Efforts to establish that culture have taken on more significance amid increased competition for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs.

6 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

Efforts to establish that culture have taken on more significance amid increased competition for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs.

Hong Kong needs a risk-taking culture to foster innovation, tech leaders urge
China’s social media may hold lessons for Facebook in reducing pressure to chase ‘likes’

The country’s giant platforms are rethinking their efforts on driving user stickiness, while checking the potential damaging effect of excessive social media interaction.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:13PM

The country’s giant platforms are rethinking their efforts on driving user stickiness, while checking the potential damaging effect of excessive social media interaction.

China’s social media may hold lessons for Facebook in reducing pressure to chase ‘likes’
Demand for Hong Kong-designed semiconductors seen increasing with rise of the Greater Bay Area

ASTRI, the largest government-funded R&D centre in Hong Kong, is one of the research institutes covered by the government’s drive to build up hi-tech R&D

2 Sep 2019 - 7:11AM

ASTRI, the largest government-funded R&D centre in Hong Kong, is one of the research institutes covered by the government’s drive to build up hi-tech R&D

Demand for Hong Kong-designed semiconductors seen increasing with rise of the Greater Bay Area
BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

27 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia
Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:12PM

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify
Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

21 Aug 2019 - 2:41PM

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions
Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games
Robots to become extended family members amid advances in AI, 5G, other tech: Huawei

Living with robots is a megatrend that is expected to help make people’s lives better, while turning into a multibillion-dollar segment of the global information and communications industry.

13 Aug 2019 - 8:21AM

Living with robots is a megatrend that is expected to help make people’s lives better, while turning into a multibillion-dollar segment of the global information and communications industry.

Robots to become extended family members amid advances in AI, 5G, other tech: Huawei
Chinese tech start-ups are skipping home for developing markets

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:23AM

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

Chinese tech start-ups are skipping home for developing markets
This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash.

9 Aug 2019 - 9:24PM

Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash.

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike
Tencent in talks to buy stake in Universal Music, label behind Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen

Vivendi, Universal Music’s parent, has been looking to sell up to 50 per cent of the business. The Tencent deal will value the label at US$33.6 billion.

6 Aug 2019 - 10:53PM

Vivendi, Universal Music’s parent, has been looking to sell up to 50 per cent of the business. The Tencent deal will value the label at US$33.6 billion.

Tencent in talks to buy stake in Universal Music, label behind Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen
Hong Kong start-up Wildfaces uses AI to spot potential suicide attempts and fights in prisons

More than 40 cameras with the AI system were installed at Pik Uk Prison – in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district – in February, as the government pushes smart city infrastructure

3 Aug 2019 - 7:46AM

More than 40 cameras with the AI system were installed at Pik Uk Prison – in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district – in February, as the government pushes smart city infrastructure

Hong Kong start-up Wildfaces uses AI to spot potential suicide attempts and fights in prisons
China’s Tencent to work with Qualcomm on gaming and 5G amid tech tensions with US

The collaboration with Qualcomm comes amid Tencent’s efforts to explore new growth in gaming, its biggest revenue contributor

30 Jul 2019 - 10:48PM

The collaboration with Qualcomm comes amid Tencent’s efforts to explore new growth in gaming, its biggest revenue contributor

China’s Tencent to work with Qualcomm on gaming and 5G amid tech tensions with US
Chinese gadget recycling start-up Huishoubao cannot wait for 5G to come soon enough

5G is expected to spur a wave of trade-ins and upgrades of handsets that will benefit second-hand-trading platforms like Huishoubao.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:47AM

5G is expected to spur a wave of trade-ins and upgrades of handsets that will benefit second-hand-trading platforms like Huishoubao.

Chinese gadget recycling start-up Huishoubao cannot wait for 5G to come soon enough
Hong Kong start-up behind protest crowd-counting using AI to estimate subway wait times, detect gas leaks

City University of Hong Kong deploys the AI system to count the number of students and teachers on campus to provide insights into crowd flow at major entrances and exits.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

City University of Hong Kong deploys the AI system to count the number of students and teachers on campus to provide insights into crowd flow at major entrances and exits.

Hong Kong start-up behind protest crowd-counting using AI to estimate subway wait times, detect gas leaks
Explainer | How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?

The latest surveillance techniques combine facial recognition with methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and various distinguishing body features.

21 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The latest surveillance techniques combine facial recognition with methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and various distinguishing body features.

How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?
Nearly 70 per cent of companies in Asia-Pacific don’t trust blockchain technology, survey says

About 68 per cent of companies in the region cited the lack of understanding and education as their reason for not adopting the technology, according to an Ernst & Young poll.

18 Jul 2019 - 2:39PM

About 68 per cent of companies in the region cited the lack of understanding and education as their reason for not adopting the technology, according to an Ernst & Young poll.

Nearly 70 per cent of companies in Asia-Pacific don’t trust blockchain technology, survey says
Chinese electric scooter maker Niu pushes forward into US despite imposed tariffs

Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu’s two-wheelers can be found in Brooklyn as part of scooter-sharing service Revel’s fleet. The company is planning to expand and go into retail next, its chief executive said.

17 Jul 2019 - 1:31PM

Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu’s two-wheelers can be found in Brooklyn as part of scooter-sharing service Revel’s fleet. The company is planning to expand and go into retail next, its chief executive said.

Chinese electric scooter maker Niu pushes forward into US despite imposed tariffs
Tencent steps up expansion in India with investment in fintech start-up NiYO

Chinese venture capital and companies have been pouring into India, attracted by the promise of a surge in number of mobile internet users and online spending

15 Jul 2019 - 6:16PM

Chinese venture capital and companies have been pouring into India, attracted by the promise of a surge in number of mobile internet users and online spending

Tencent steps up expansion in India with investment in fintech start-up NiYO
NBA invests in Jeremy Lin-backed basketball AI app

Other new investors in NEX Team, developer of the HomeCourt app, include the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital and US actor Will Smith’s Dreamers Fund.

12 Jul 2019 - 9:32AM

Other new investors in NEX Team, developer of the HomeCourt app, include the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital and US actor Will Smith’s Dreamers Fund.

NBA invests in Jeremy Lin-backed basketball AI app