The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP
The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP
Oliver Cox
Opinion

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Eye on Asia by Oliver Cox

Coronavirus concerns aside, powerful trends point to boom time for Asian tech

  • Asian technology and innovation are underpinned by powerful structural trends promising growth, such as China’s 5G roll-out, Japan’s robotics dominance, and the region’s rapid adoption of enterprise services

The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP
The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage during a meeting about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, India, on February 18. Photo: AFP
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Oliver Cox

Oliver Cox

Oliver Cox, executive director, is a portfolio manager within the Asia Pacific regional team within the emerging markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) equities team, based in Hong Kong. He joined the firm in 2007 from Macquarie Securities Japan where he was an equity analyst for three years. Prior to this, he worked with Mitsubishi Electric for a year as a communication manager. Oliver obtained a BSc (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Manchester.