Latest ICT（Information and Communication Technology，資訊與通信科技，簡稱ICT）convergence technology have been utilized to develop a smart life, which will enable machines to talk to machines, cutting us out of the communication chain entirely at this level, with smart grids, smart transport, smart solutions managing our lives in ever-smarter cities.
In this speech, Dr. Lin uses three examples to show how ICT promotes smart life: The solar house, cloud computing for animation, and virtual clone. The solar house is a project conducted in NCTU, which won several major awards in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The special effect of the movie “Life of Pi” was created through the cloud computing platform of Chunghwa Telecom. A virtual human or digital clone is the creation or re-creation of a human being in image and voice using computer-generated imagery and sound, which is often indistinguishable from the real actor. Two examples of virtual actresses were given in this speech.