artificial intelligence (AI)

Q&M collaborates with IMU Education to develop AI-enhanced system
SINGAPORE (April 9): Q&M Dental Group is partnering Malaysian private university operator IMU Education Sdn Bhd to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced dental treatment decision support system to manage common dental problems. The project will focus on developing AI algorithms to “intelligently assist dental treatment decision-making”. This will be accomplished by ...
The revolution need not be automated
(Apr 8): Artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of our lives, not least the economy. As a general-purpose technology, AI’s applications are potentially endless. While it can be used to automate tasks previously performed by people, it can also make human labour more productive, thereby increasing labour demand. Unfortunately, the current trend in commercial AI development is ...
Temasek's ST Telemedia starts AI startup to serve Asian firms
SINGAPORE (Mar 11): ST Telemedia, a unit of Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings, has set up a startup to help Asian companies adopt artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, in line with the city-state’s ambitions to transform the economy through technology. The startup, called Leap, has grown its team to 60 AI and cloud professionals since it was established 10 months ...
Yum China banks on robot servers, AI menus to defy slowdown
(Mar 6): KFC’s owner in China is pushing ahead with expansion plans, opening two stores a day in the world’s biggest consumer market and banking on technology to help it cut costs, even as carmakers and industrial companies signal demand there is deteriorating. Yum China Holdings Inc, the nation’s biggest fast-food chain, which operates the KFC and Pizza Hut brands, is launching new ...
Why Northeast Asian economies needn't panic over the global electronics slowdown
SINGAPORE (Mar 5): Oxford Economics says the prospects of Northeast Asian economies, which are uniquely exposed to the ongoing global electronics slowdown, are not as bleak as they seem. This is due to trade diversion’s partial mitigation of the impact of US-China trade tensions as well as limited direct competition between China and other Northeast Asian economies in the high-value field of ...
Yitu Tech opens first Southeast Asia R&D centre in Singapore
SINGAPORE (Feb 1): Yitu Technology has launched its research and development (R&D) centre at Mapletree Business City. This marks the Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider’s first R&D centre in Southeast Asia. In a press release on Thursday, Yitu says a key focus of the Yitu Singapore R&D Centre in the initial phase will be developing leading edge AI solutions ...
7 ways candidates can land their dream job in 2019: Hays
SINGAPORE (Jan 17): Jobseekers this year will need to demonstrate the unique value they can potentially bring to a business, on top of their willingness to adapt to change in the face of multifaceted disruptions, according to recruitment experts Hays. So, here are seven ways to land that coveted role: 1. Build your personal brand A great way to begin moulding your personal brand is through ...
AI leads list of tech trends to watch in 2019: FleishmanHillard
SINGAPORE (Dec 20): Brands that use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage in detailed and explanatory conversations – seeking to place AI in real-life contexts – will be next year’s big winners, according to FleishmanHillard’s Tech Trends 2019: The Fads. The Fears. The Future. report, which was released Wednesday. The report also found that augmented analysts is the next big thing and ...
CEOs in APAC are on the lookout for agile and adaptable workers
SINGAPORE (Dec 4): As Artificial Intelligence (AI) creeps its way into the businesses and reorients the nature of work, business leaders are now demanding workers to tap into their more “human” talents and approach tasks with an open and global mindset, according to a white paper published by The Economist Corporate Network (ECN). The paper sponsored by Hays and WeWork, is based on a ...
Temasek to explore AI, blockchain deals with experimental pods
(Nov 25): Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s state investment firm, is setting up new groups to explore opportunities in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Temasek is creating so-called “experimental pods” to focus on these two areas, which it sees as long-term trends impacting multiple industries and geographies, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Chia ...