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.

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.

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.

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.