AI to clean New Zealand’s coastlines
The tool will work alongside a United Nations Environment Programme methodology in order to help communities around the country capture and categorise what litter is on the beaches. The information will provide valuable insight on the effectiveness of different litter interventions.
Malaysia Budget 2019 measures lauded
Overall, e-commerce, tech and logistics players are optimistic about the series of proposed policies and investments for the development of Industry 4.0.
NUS uses AI to encourage lifelong learning
The Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ASLET) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is collaborating with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to develop artificial intelligence-based tool to help working adults choose courses to supplement furthering their education and career goals.
Hong Kong’s rep as a Fintech hub relies on integration with GBA, survey finds
A vast majority of the respondents are certain that Hong Kong’s ongoing competitiveness as a global FinTech hub may depend on the scale of GBA access that it can provide; the increasing sophistication of FinTech solutions should make this feasible.
AMBERLab to boost blockchain research in the Philippines
Blockchain research is an untapped area, especially in developing economies like the Philippines, but when designed and managed well will best serve such economies. There will be four areas of focus for the Lab: research, education, incubation, and community.
UIDAI to set up 114 Aadhaar service centres across India
The service centres will provide hassle-free, appointment-based enrolment services. The UIDAI will set up the centres in 53 towns and cities across the country.
Tightened cyber-threat reporting regulations for financial institutions
From 10 calendar days, they are now required to report major cyber-related incidents and disruptions within 2 hours from its discovery. A follow-up report within 24 hours after the incident with manner and the time of initial detection, impact, and the initial remedial response done is required.
PolyU launches Smart Ageing Hub to promote “Smart Age・Smart Life” for elderly
Through showcasing cutting-edge gerontechnologies and related products from around the world, the Project aims to raise public awareness about the benefits of applying innovative technology in elderly services.
NGO pens universal guidelines for AI
A privacy group details a set of twelve universal guidelines to protect society from the misapplication of Artificial Intelligence. The paper was presented in Brussels, Belgium.
New tool to protect blockchain’s consistency despite alteration
This approach provides user with full administrative control of their blockchain-stored data. It allows the user to remove or summarise data, without sacrificing the ability to audit the data in the future. The links among blocks are preserved even if specific blocks are removed from the chain.