SINGAPORE (Jan 22): Sinuhe Arroyo is excited about having a new office to decorate. Arroyo, who is from Spain, founded his artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Taiger while living on the second storey of a farmhouse in the Australian Alps, surrounded by cows. Now, he would prefer to be surrounded by some graffiti-covered walls instead.

Arroyo’s posher surroundings — he now has an office in Singapore’s Chinatown — are a reflection of the progress his company has made. Taiger has developed three AI-powered software programs that can interpret and process text and speech, helping organisations cut down on cost and staff hours spent on customer service and document handling.

Taiger’s semantic machines are used in various industries and companies, including a major bank in the US, government agencies in Singapore and a global insurance company. But as Taiger grows, Arroyo says he wants to focus on the banking industry as it faces pressure to go digital. “We feel the biggest demand [is coming] from this industry because they see the value in what we do,” Arroyo says. “It makes sense to go for the lowest-hanging fruit first.”

To continue reading,

Sign in to access this Premium article.

Subscription entitlements:

Less than $9 per month
3 Simultaneous logins across all devices
Unlimited access to latest and premium articles
Bonus unlimited access to online articles and virtual newspaper on The Edge Malaysia (single login)

Stay updated with Singapore corporate news stories for FREE

Follow our Telegram | Facebook