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Recently, FaceApp, the Russian-based application known for its aging filters gained attention after it was found out to be uploading the users’ face to its  servers. FaceApp Terms and Conditions state: “You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, …

When she was a teenager, Andrea Francke attended Schnupperstudium, or “Taster Week”—an event aimed at high-school girls to give them a taste of what it’s like to study computer science and work in the industry. That moment changed the course of her life. “As a teenager, Schnupperstudium was a game changer for me. That’s when I …

Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence. Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI …

M1 Limited (M1) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last 24 July 2019 to embark on a joint research partnership around remote operation of tactile robots using 5G technology, further supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation transformation journey. The MOU was signed at SUTD’s annual Fostering Industrial Research Success …

Google’s smart glasses never really took off despite strong initial interest from the public. GovTech’s Mr Ng Yong Kiat shares why he thinks smart glasses technology deserves a second shot. When Google first announced its head-mounted display—the Google Glass—in 2012, it clearly caught the eye of the mass consumer market. The promotional video for the …

Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto the lunar surface 50 years ago. As a NASA airborne astronomy ambassador and director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee …

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Rolls-Royce have launched the first collaborative digital technology project to boost efforts in the development and deployment of new technologies to optimise engine maintenance. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding[1] to partner on digital service solutions at the Farnborough Air Show, United Kingdom, in July …

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user’s smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers …

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and ST Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop innovative solutions for smart cities. This long-term partnership will focus on technology co-development, adoption and commercialisation in four key areas: robotics, smart mobility, smart communications and healthtech. Examples of technologies that will be focused on include …

Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, parcels of land which had been given over to allotments and city farms were gradually taken up for …