University of Sydney and NTU Singapore enter into partnership for engineering research
Engineers from the two institutions are collaborating on
research in diverse areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and food
technology to clean energy and waste management.
Deepening national AI capabilities – What is AI Singapore and what does it do
The programme has three pillars: AI research, AI technology
and AI innovation. The first is about fundamental research, the second seeks
to identify and address grand challenges and the third is about industry
innovations across sectors and building a talent pipeline.
Australian and Chinese scientists demonstrate storage technology with 10 TB capacity and 600 year lifespan
The jump in capacity and lifespan would enable a shift to
long data, driving the discovery of new insights through the mining and
preservation of huge datasets that capture changes in the real world over
decades and centuries.
ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre to be launched in Thailand in June 2018
The Centre aims to develop the cybersecurity workforce in ASEAN,
particularly in governmental agencies and Critical Information Infrastructure
operators in ASEAN, training at least 700 cybersecurity personnel in the region
in four years.
OCBC the first bank in Singapore to set up its own artificial intelligence unit
With an initial investment of S$10 million over three years, OCBC Bank is the first bank in Singapore to establish an AI unit to strategically develop in-house AI capabilities.
NUS scientists develop novel microfluidic chip for fast, accurate and low-cost disease detection
NUS researchers developed an innovative, low-cost microfluidic chip can quickly and accurately detect nano-bioparticles without using fluorescent labels.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency provides funding for second virtual power plant in Adelaide
Virtual power plant is a centrally-managed network of battery systems installed behind-the-meter that can be collectively controlled.
Indian Government plans to set up National and State Digital Health Authorities
The National Authority will be a statutory body for
promotion/ adoption of e-Health standards, enforcement of privacy &
security measures for electronic health data, and regulation of storage &
exchange of Electronic Health Records.
DSTA Deputy Chief Executive on defence and national security opportunities for commercial companies
Some of the areas DSTA is looking into: cyber threat intelligence, advanced malware analysis, autonomous systems security, cyber deception, dynamic defence technologies, and advanced analytics and machine learning-related technologies.
NTUC Fairprice launches revamped online shopping platform and new high-tech order fulfilment system
Order fulfilment is managed through a computerised system
with robots retrieving the items needed and shifting bins around to maximise
space. The system is able to handle up to 3,000 orders per day and is four
times faster compared to Radio Frequency-assisted picking.