Singapore: Most ready for AI

As a city, Singapore is the world’s most ready for the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, according to research firm Oliver Wyman Forum. London, New York, San Francisco, and Paris made up the rest of the top five with Sydney slotting in at 10th.

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NVIDIA unveils US$99 Jetson Nano

NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang made a slew of announcements during his near three-hour keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference last week. But among the date centre and server offerings, partnerships with leading brands and a new development in autonomous driving, one that doesn’t seem as loud and prominent could prove to be the spark to trigger a robotics tsunami. Continue reading “NVIDIA unveils US$99 Jetson Nano”

NTU and Volvo launch world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses have launched the world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck 12-metre long Volvo electric bus has a capacity of 80 passengers.

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Singapore unveils AI governance framework

S Iswaran: Take AI to the next level

Singapore has released Asia’s first model artificial intelligence (AI) governance framework to provide detailed and readily implementable guidance to private sector organisations deploying AI solutions.  Continue reading “Singapore unveils AI governance framework”

The age of AI in radiology is here

NVIDIA’s Kimberly Powell speaking at EmTech Asia.

Speaking with a passion of an artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare evangelist, Kimberly Powell declared that the age of AI in radiology is here. And she has earned the right to say that because she has been championing this since she joined NVIDIA 11 years ago. Continue reading “The age of AI in radiology is here”

SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan

Leading China-based AI company SenseTime has unveiled an autonomous driving park in Joso, Japan.  The testing course will be used to develop autonomous driving technology and conduct road tests of autonomous vehicles. Continue reading “SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan”

Amazon takes on big guns in machine learning

A new player has entered the machine learning arena. While big players such as Google, Intel and NVIDIA have been slugging it out, Amazon has thrown its hat into the ring with its newly-launched Inferentia chip.

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Huawei ups the ante on AI

Huawei has upped the ante with an ambitious US$140 million investment in developing one million artificial intelligence (AI) talents in three years. Under its AI Developer Enablement Programme, the China telecoms giant will work with universities and research institutions as well as partners and developers to build an ecosystem with AI resources, platforms, courses, and joint solutions to better support AI development.

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China wins battle for AI investments

A battle of sorts is taking place in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). It has been widely reported that China is ramping up its focus on the technology that is expected to transform businesses and industries. Numbers from ABI Research point to a swing in favour of China.

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Alibaba leverages AI for copywriting

Text generated by The AI Copywriter.
Text generated by The AI Copywriter.

Copywriters, beware! A new tool dubbed “The AI copywriter” by Alimama can generate an astounding 20,000 lines of copy in a second. Alimama is the digital marketing arm of China e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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Man vs machine in Dota 2

Machine learning and deep learning are two expressions of artificial intelligence (AI) that have been widely written about. But, another approach to AI called reinforcement learning is coming to the fore. One of the first applications of reinforcement learning is in training AI bots to beat humans in the highly popular game Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2).

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Tech startup uses AI to correctly predict Kentucky Derby exacta

With its ability to crunch massive data and make predictions, it was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence (AI) was going to be applied to gambling, if it had not already done so.

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H2O.ai optimises Driverless AI and H2OGPU for NVIDIA

H2O.ai has announced that its Driverless AI automated machine learning platform and H2O4GPU open source GPU-accelerated machine learning package are now both fully optimised for the latest-generation NVIDIA Volta architecture GPUs — the NVIDIA Tesla V100 — and CUDA 9 software.

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IoT goes deep

Arm is taking its recently-announced Project Trillium a step further with a collaboration with NVIDIA. The partners will bring the open-source NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) architecture into Project Trillium platform for machine learning.

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Xjera Labs zooms in to AI to enhance security

Chu: "NVIDIA GPUs compared to CPUs are much more cost effective."
Chu: “NVIDIA GPUs compared to CPUs are much more cost effective.”

Security is a growing concern among governments and organisations of all sizes. They must balance the need to provide access to the right people while keeping suspicious folks at bay. Any lapse can result in dire consequences that impact confidence in the country or company.

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Emtech Asia: AI, quantum computing and more

Leonard wants to see more research become productised and commercialised.
Leonard wants to see more research become productised and commercialised.

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre was a hive of activities of a different sort as more than 700 technologists from 21 countries converged for EmTech Asia on January 30 and 31.

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Dathena transforms data from liability to asset

Muffat: "The GPU is a great technology."
Muffat: “The GPU is a great technology.”

It’s been said that more data was generated in 2017 than in the previous 5,000 years. According to Statista, this figure will increase 10 times in less than a decade.

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Towards a longer life

Mariusz Kozlowski, Research Associate of Asia Genomics: "Track biological age and help prevent high-risk diseases."
Mariusz Kozlowski, Research Associate of Asia Genomics: “Track biological age and help prevent high-risk diseases.”

Throughout the ages, men have always been searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth and ways to extend life. Needless to say, many have tried and failed.

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More analysis than data scientists

For the past few years, data scientists are highly sought after to analyse data that can help organisations better understand their business, customers and trends. But, it looks like artificial intelligence-based solutions may be taking over that role in the near future.

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Chery to pop NVIDIA-powered ZP ProAI system into autonomous vehicles

China carmaker Chery has adopted the new ZP ProAI system, powered by NVIDIA Drive AI self-driving technology, for its autonomous vehicles. The move will bring Level 3 autonomous driving to the world’s biggest auto market.

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Honda to accelerate smart car R&D with SenseTime

Honda and SenseTime to partner on smart car development.
Honda and SenseTime to partner on smart car development.

Honda has signed a long-term agreement to develop autonomous cars with SenseTime, a China artificial intelligence (AI) company.

The partnership will leverage Honda’s vehicle control system with SenseTime’s AI algorithms to jointly create an autonomous driving solution. The two companies will also work together on robot technology.

“Safety is the number one priority when it comes to driving, and it also constitutes the core of our autonomous driving solution. By combining SenseTime’s strengths in computer vision technologies with Honda’s superior vehicle control technologies, we will together enable a safe and pleasant autonomous driving experience.,” said Lao Shihong, CEO of SenseTime Japan.

Learn robotics at Udacity

Robotics is no longer just a hobby but serious stuff.  NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute is now working with online learning provider Udacity to develop a programme that will immerse students in the field of robotics, giving them career-ready skills.

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NVIDIA Tesla V100 gains widespread acceptance

NVIDIA’s Volta architecture is leaving quite an impression. According to a NVIDIA press release issued at SC17, the Volta-based NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU is available through every major computer maker and chosen by every major cloud to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing.

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