AI

Q&A: Hard to innovate if identity theft, fraud not dealt with, says PayPal
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Q&A: Hard to innovate if identity theft, fraud not dealt with, says PayPal

February 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
PayPal now uses AI to better analyse online transactions to allow real transactions to be carried out, while stopping fraudulents ones from going...
Enter the “Connected Everything++” universe of the roaring 2020s
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Enter the “Connected Everything++” universe of the roaring 2020s

January 13th, 2020 | by Grace Chng
In the roaring 2020s era where everything is connected, we can expect flying taxis, quantum computers and 3D-printed...
On eve of CES 2020, a new Samsung robot called Ballie, and a call to use tech for good
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On eve of CES 2020, a new Samsung robot called Ballie, and a call to use tech for good

January 7th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Fancy a ball-shaped robot that follows you around at home and helps control other smart devices? The Samsung Ballie rolls along like a Star Wars BB-8...
Much to look forward to, much to worry, as 2020 arrives with new digital wave
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Much to look forward to, much to worry, as 2020 arrives with new digital wave

December 31st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
How the 2020s pan out will depend on how well the technologies are managed and how people are prepared to face the inevitable change....
Despite claims, AI isn’t as easy as plugging in, turning on a TV: Experts
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Despite claims, AI isn’t as easy as plugging in, turning on a TV: Experts

December 6th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
AI is like teenage sex: Everybody talks about it but nobody knows how to do it; likewise AI is on everyone’s lips but it is hard to operationalise...
AI Singapore builds up on-premise setup for compute-heavy tasks
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AI Singapore builds up on-premise setup for compute-heavy tasks

October 15th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
AI Singapore, the country’s national artificial intelligence (AI) programme, is setting up new on-premise computing infrastructure to handle intensive tasks that cost too much to run on the cloud. The new setup will make...
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Hitachi Vantara rolls out new software, solutions to capture growing data operations management market

October 14th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Hitachi Vantara rolled out last week an artificial intelligence-enabled data centre platform and new data analytics solutions for enterprise operations....
Q&A: AI can recognise pain, help doctors offer better treatment, says FXPal
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Q&A: AI can recognise pain, help doctors offer better treatment, says FXPal

October 4th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
AI can analyse facial expressions to determine the pain a patient is feeling and help adjust the medication required, said Lynn Wilcox, CTO of...
Singapore tops AI readiness index of 105 cities
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Singapore tops AI readiness index of 105 cities

September 27th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is the most ready to face the disruptions brought about by artificial intelligence (AI), according to an index of 105 global...
Softbank Robotics launches first rent-a-robot offering for cleaning services in Singapore
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Softbank Robotics launches first rent-a-robot offering for cleaning services in Singapore

September 25th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Managers of shopping malls, airports and big office buildings can now “rent” a robot to clean their places for S$499 a month, plus a S$100 maintenance fee....
Oracle goes AI in a big way with cloud, database services
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Oracle goes AI in a big way with cloud, database services

September 23rd, 2019 | by Grace Chng
With a new logo and a true-to-form performance from executive chairman Larry Ellison at OpenWorld, Oracle is looking to AI and cloud to boost its...
Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy
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Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy

August 18th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
To survive in the digital world, countries and companies have to support the exchange of global trade, say experts at the IBM Think...
Q&A: For now, humans still needed to make decisions AI cannot, says Appier
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Q&A: For now, humans still needed to make decisions AI cannot, says Appier

June 27th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
For the foreseeable future, humans still have to make decisions that a machine may be uncertain of making, said Dr Min Sun, chief AI scientist of...
AI is already making a difference
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AI is already making a difference

May 23rd, 2019 | by Techgoondu
From agriculture to healthcare, in multinational companies and small and medium businesses, AI is making a difference every day in...
Managing a chatbot like a typical employee
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Managing a chatbot like a typical employee

March 7th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Chatbots have to be better managed as more of them are involved in daily interactions with customers, say experts at a recent industry panel...
Singapore startup Connectome wants to use game AI to make smarter virtual agents
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Singapore startup Connectome wants to use game AI to make smarter virtual agents

March 1st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore startup Connectome is creating a virtual human agent that promises to understand a real-world situation and converse as a human...
Asia-Pacific businesses need to do more to prepare workers for AI
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Asia-Pacific businesses need to do more to prepare workers for AI

February 22nd, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Worryingly, a new study shows that many Singapore companies have no plans to help employees acquire AI-related...
7 consumer tech trends from CES 2019
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7 consumer tech trends from CES 2019

January 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
From 8K TVs to autonomous cars, the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas last week gave a revealing glimpse into the new consumer technology this year and...
When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want
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When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want

January 6th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So much has unravelled in 2018 that the new year promises to take the polish off technology transformations even more. What's underneath, we may not...
A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector
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A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector

December 27th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
It has been a tumultuous year for the technology industry, ironically at a time when technology has become all-pervasive....