Newsletters October 2018
Newsletters September 2018
Apple's Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts
At a glance the three new iPhones unveiled next to Apple’s glassy circular headquarters Wednesday look much like last year’s iPhone X. Inside, the devices’ computational guts got an invisible but more significant upgrade. Apple’s phones come with new chip technology with a focus on helping the devices understand the world around them using artificial intelligence algorithms. The company says the improvements allow the new devices to offer slicker camera effects and augmented reality experiences.
Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore, investing S$1.4 billion
Social media giant Facebook on Thursday (Sep 6) announced it will pour in more than S$1.4 billion to construct its first data centre in Asia in Singapore. Chan Luo Er with the details.
China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development
A little more than a year ago, China released an aggressive plan to become the world’s leading artificial intelligence player. But with its technological dependence on the U.S. laid bare, it’s now promoting a softer approach, calling for all nations to join hands to develop the technology. Chinese leaders, including Vice Premier Liu He, joined business mogul Jack Ma and executives from Google at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai to support a borderless approach to AI research. Liu called for foreign investment in the country and pledged to foster “an environment of free thinking” to support development.
Newsletters August 2018
Press Release - Big Data & AI Asia 2018
Big Data & AI Asia Conference and Exhibition is back on the 4th and 5th of December for its second edition at Suntec Singapore. Throughout 2 days of conferences, tech talks and intensive networking, this event will attract key representatives from the Big Data and AI ecosystem which will provide you with the key takeaways to make your investment ROI worthwhile.
10,000 in Singapore to be taught AI basics for free
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans ranging from secondary students to working adults will get to pick up artificial intelligence (AI) basics for free as part of a programme called AI for Everyone (AI4E) unveiled on Thursday (Aug 30). The programme, which targets 10,000 participants, aims to familiarise them with AI and help them understand how it can be used in their daily lives, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran at an event to commemorate the first-year milestone for AI Singapore (AISG).
Nestle Wants Your DNA
The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health. Nestle SA, the world’s largest food company, has joined the trend for personalized nutrition with a blend of artificial intelligence, DNA testing and the modern obsession with Instagramming food. The program, begun in aging Japan, could provide the Swiss company with a wealth of data about customers’ wellness and diet as it pivots toward consumers who are seeking to improve their health and longevity.
Newsletters July 2018
Four big announcements from Baidu’s AI Developer Conference 2018
Powered by Apollo autonomous driving platform, Baidu’s self-driving mini bus, Apolong, is expected to enter the volume production phase. Apolong, equipped with Baidu’s voice-activated software, is able to perform driverless tasks like obstacle avoidance, automatic transshipment, and swerving.
How Health-tech startups use Big Data and AI to transform diabetes care in 2018
With nearly half a billion people living with diabetes today, the disease has reached epidemic proportions. According to a CDC report, there are over 30 million people diagnosed with diabetes just in the US where it remains the seventh leading cause of death. Being a complex disease, diabetes requires rigorous self-management and control. And digital health companies are determined to ease the social burden of the disease and cut its economic cost that in 2017 amounted to $327 billion in the US. They leverage technology advancements to develop innovative healthcare solutions like continuous glucose monitoring devices, non-invasive insulin delivery systems, and digital diabetes management platforms.
Powering Data-Driven Innovation
Without data, decisions are steered by individual opinions. We live in an exciting era of big data as world accelerates into digital transformation. Data by nature are factual and using it as a foundation for objective and quantitatively measurable decision making can be a paradigm shift. When coupled with artificial intelligence, ubiquitous use of computing and mobile technology and connectivity, tremendous innovation opportunities prevail.