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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....
In time for Olympics 2020, NTT preps smart stadiums and AI
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In time for Olympics 2020, NTT preps smart stadiums and AI

December 11th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Less than 18 months to Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, NTT is attemping to roll out smart stadium and AI solutions to create a big impression....
As Chinese phones become more popular, Oppo looks to AI, 5G to stand out
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As Chinese phones become more popular, Oppo looks to AI, 5G to stand out

December 10th, 2018 | by Wilson Wong
Behind the Oppo efforts is an ambition to leap ahead of traditional leaders such as Apple and Samsung, as well as fellow Chinese phone maker...
New Google Cloud offerings promise to speed up AI, machine learning usage
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New Google Cloud offerings promise to speed up AI, machine learning usage

November 11th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Google Cloud is rolling out two products - Kubeflow Pipelines and AI Hub - that are aimed at maximising the impact of a data scientist's...
Q&A: PropertyGuru uses AI to better match property buyers and sellers
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Q&A: PropertyGuru uses AI to better match property buyers and sellers

September 28th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
AI now helps to learn more about a home buyer's preferences so that PropertyGuru can match them to a home that fits, Kamboj tells Techgoondu. And it is paying...
At Singapore innovation centre, NEC’s face recognition tech can detect you wearing a Mission Impossible mask
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At Singapore innovation centre, NEC’s face recognition tech can detect you wearing a Mission Impossible mask

September 25th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Through its face recognition technology that detects "liveness", NEC wants people to use their faces as a unique digital ID for a variety of...
Out soon in Huawei flagship phones, the Kirin 980 chip has big shoes to fill
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Out soon in Huawei flagship phones, the Kirin 980 chip has big shoes to fill

September 20th, 2018 | by Wilson Wong
Photography is what Huawei has been banking on, so expect the Kirin 980 to make for better pictures in the Chinese company's new flagship...
Broadcasters seek new experiences for viewers with AI, VR and other new technologies
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Broadcasters seek new experiences for viewers with AI, VR and other new technologies

June 21st, 2018 | by Techgoondu
Artificial intelligence (AI) will enable viewers to view different, personalised versions of a TV broadcast, like how websites are personalised...
Robots and AI to the fore
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Robots and AI to the fore

June 19th, 2018 | by Techgoondu
When robots and AI were spoken about not too long ago, the context was often in the realm of theory. Today, they are transforming lives and...