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Launch of a new standard for AI security in Singapore

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The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in various applications, from self-driving autonomous vehicles to AI-assisted medical diagnoses, has accelerated in recent years. From 2018 to 2020, there was a five-fold increase globally in the percentage of organisations deploying AI. While the adoption of AI brings numerous benefits, cybersecurity threats such as hacking pose a significant threat to AI systems, especially in applications where hackers may gain access to confidential information or cause automated systems to malfunction. Answering the call to protect the integrity of AI programmes and create trust in AI solutions, a team of NTU researchers and AI leaders has launched a new standard on AI security. Unveiled on 16 March 2022 at the Al Security Standard Launch Singapore TR 99:2021 Growth opportunities for government & industry adopting trustworthy Al, and published by Enterprise Singapore's Standards Consortium, the standard was developed from research led by NTU scientists Prof Liu Yang of NTU's School of Computer Science and Engineering, former research fellow Dr Xiaofei Xie and PhD candidate Mr David Berend.


Big Data Exchange enters Indonesian data centre market with joint venture deal

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 20 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Big Data Exchange (BDx) has marked its entry into Indonesia's data centre market through a joint venture agreement with PT Indosat and the latter's two subsidiaries. The move aims to tap increasing demand for cloud services and connectivity. Estimated to be worth $300 million, the deal would see BDx enter a conditional sale and purchase agreement of shares (CSPA) and establish a joint venture with PT Indosat, PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta, and PT Starone Mitra Telekomunikasi (SMT). Under the agreement, BDx, Indosat, and Lintasarta would set up data centre and cloud operations in the Asian market, BDx said in a statement Thursday.


Singapore partnership touted to help data centres manage carbon footprint

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 20 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Two companies are collaborating to help data centres in Singapore measure their carbon footprint and improve their operational efficiencies towards greater sustainability. The partnership is touted to include services, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to track and forecast greenhouse gas emissions of critical dana centre systems. The partnership between MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX) and Red Dot Analytics (RDA) would aim to "verifiably measure and offset" the carbon footprint of data centres in tropical environments, the two companies said in a joint statement Wednesday.


Can AI step up to offer help where humans cannot?

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 20 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. If applied inappropriately, artificial intelligence (AI) can bring more harm than good. But, it can offer a much-needed helping hand when humans are unable to find comfort from their own kind. AI hasn't always gotten a good rep.


SoundCloud Acquires Artificial Intelligence (AI) Music Technology Company Musiio

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(CelebrityAccess) – SoundCloud has snapped up artificial intelligence (AI) music technology company Musiio. Based in Singapore and founded by …


Singaporean wins $100k prize in challenge to build AI models that detect deepfakes

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SINGAPORE - A one-man team comprising Singaporean research scientist Wang Weimin beat 469 other teams from around the world in a five-month-long challenge to develop the best artificial intelligence (AI) model for detecting deepfakes, or digitally altered video clips. Mr Wang's model was 98.53 per cent accurate at telling apart genuine clips from those that featured digitally manipulated faces, voices or both. On Friday (April 29), the National University of Singapore graduate was awarded first place and a cash prize of $100,000 in the Trusted Media Challenge organised by AI Singapore, a national AI programme office under the National Research Foundation. Mr Wang, who works at Chinese tech giant ByteDance, which owns TikTok, was also offered a $300,000 start-up grant to commercialise his invention. But he said he is hoping to incorporate his AI model into his company's BytePlus platform and offer deepfake detection as a service to its clients.


SGLearn@From 0 to 1 : Spark for Data Science with Python

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Welcome to the SGLearn Series targeted at Singapore-based learners picking up new skillsets and competencies. This course is an adaptation of the same course by Janani Ravi and the team and is specially produced in collaboration with Janani for Singaporean learners. If you are a Singaporean, you are eligible for the CITREP funding scheme, terms and conditions apply. Note from the team ... This team has decades of practical experience in working with Java and with billions of rows of data. If you are an analyst or a data scientist, you're used to having multiple systems for working with data.


Artificial intelligence: a winning strategy for payments - FinTech Futures

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The race is on to reduce fraud and continue improving payment flows. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a winning strategy, says Chalapathy Neti, head, AI and machine learning platform, Swift. AI is out of the lab and already well on its way to delivering smarter tech solutions in our daily lives. Just look at the way Amazon and Netflix use machine learning algorithms to continually serve us fresh content and products based on our previous behaviours. We get a better, more personalised experience while they strengthen their business models.


Singapore, Israel Sign MOU to Accelerate Cross-border Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence

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Singapore and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Artificial Intelligence (AI) cooperation, indicating that both nations want to speed up cross-border collaboration in the field. The MOU between Singapore's Smart Nation and Digital Government Office and Israel's Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology on AI cooperation would assist AI development and implementation for "common benefit," according to the MOU. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation. The foundation has supported around 190 projects between Singapore and Israel since its creation in 1997, delivering approximately US$120 million to initiatives in sectors such as information and communications technology, electronics, and biomedical and life sciences. Companies from both Singapore and Israel have been exploring prospects in both nations.


AI can be creative, ethical when applied humanly

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has seen increasing adoption with its use expanding into fraud detection and even the creative realm, which is commonly perceived to be intrinsically human. Humans, though, still have a role to play in areas that require intuition and morality. Creative AI may seem to be an oxymoron, but AI-powered processes already are at work in activities that thrive on creativity, according to executives at Appier. Based in Taiwan, the SaaS vendor taps AI to build products for digital marketers and brands, processing almost 30 billion predictions a day. Its tools are touted to help these companies deliver richer user experience and identify customers with long-term value.