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An IoT nightmare: old devices feeding outdated data to new AI
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An IoT nightmare: old devices feeding outdated data to new AI

July 29th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
An Internet of Forgotten Things could generate outdated or inaccurate data that end up being used by AI to come to the wrong...
GE2020: No easy way to gauge sentiment in Singapore’s digital election campaigns
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GE2020: No easy way to gauge sentiment in Singapore’s digital election campaigns

July 8th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Looking at online sentiment alone, you would be hard pressed to predict the outcome of GE2020 in Singapore, or even say if the contest will be...
TraceTogether wearable token in Singapore needs to gain users’ trust
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TraceTogether wearable token in Singapore needs to gain users’ trust

June 8th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The TraceTogther wearable's use should be narrowly defined. It must be used for only one purpose - contact tracing - and this should be clear to...
Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing
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Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing

May 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
People should be asking is what types of data will be collected and how it will be handled and used, so that they can evaluate their...
Businesses are being forced to digitally transform during coronavirus crisis
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Businesses are being forced to digitally transform during coronavirus crisis

March 27th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Digital tools are enabling better communication, shortening distances even as the coronavirus pandemic seems to isolate people and pull them...
Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity
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Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity

March 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The coronavirus is forcing many to work from home. They may find that the flexibility enriches the worklife in so many...
In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers
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In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers

March 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Like labels that show how energy-efficient a refrigerator is, these new cyber security labels will inform buyers if a Wi-Fi router has basic...
Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices
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Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices

March 2nd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Reskilling or retraining a human being, especially if he has spent decades in another field, is not the same as simply reprogramming a...
When fake news, censorship make it harder to tackle a coronavirus
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When fake news, censorship make it harder to tackle a coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
It's true that fake news spreads as fast as a coronavirus. But not having the right information in time to make the right decision is also...
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...
Sony steals show with concept car at CES 2020, as disruption threatens industry
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Sony steals show with concept car at CES 2020, as disruption threatens industry

January 9th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Though it is not meant for production, the Sony Vision-S prototype car stole the show at CES 2020 by spotlighting the disruption that is upon the...
Four big tech trends to look out for in Singapore in the 2020s
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Four big tech trends to look out for in Singapore in the 2020s

January 8th, 2020 | by Esmond Xu
Four bold predictions of a future that may fundamentally alter our approach to technology use, with a special focus on...
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....
Breaking up with your phone? It’s easier said than done
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Breaking up with your phone? It’s easier said than done

December 29th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Does digital detox or going cold turkey work? Or better to cut down screen time bit by bit instead of a big effort that fails once the enthusiasm wears...
Citizens need to be aware, in control of data shared with government
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Citizens need to be aware, in control of data shared with government

December 23rd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Even with the best intentions, the government cannot simply say "trust us" when dealing with citizen data. Trust has to be...
After high-profile accidents, PMD footpath ban was inevitable in Singapore
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After high-profile accidents, PMD footpath ban was inevitable in Singapore

November 5th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The technology brings benefits to so many, but a minority has abused it and forced it to be severely restricted for...
Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach
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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach

October 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
These are early days for 5G in Singapore, with many problems to be discovered. Its lofty promises are still years away from being fulfilled....
Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?
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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?

October 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
With the Southeast Asia Internet economy now valued at a cool US$100 billion, any new startup here seeking to bag fresh funds will find new impetus. What a report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company yesterday has done is...
Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?
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Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?

August 23rd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
TVs, fridges, cameras and door locks get connected alongside PCs in a smart home today but the security for these smart devices often isn't up to...
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...