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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be developing “fairness metrics” in credit risk scoring and customer marketing as part of the first phase of its Veritas initiative. Veritas is a framework for financial institutions to promote the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics. Veritas consortium members United Overseas Bank and Element …

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) announced the launch of the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC) Lite Edition. The contest is aimed at inviting young innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, engineers, or designers to come up with innovative ideas that would help cities, businesses, and communities adapt and …

1000 Digital Ambassadors to be recruited by June 2020 Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information announced the formation of the SG Digital Office (“SDO”) under the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”). The Office will drive the Government’s concerted new push to accelerate digital adoption in our community, as Singapore embarks on a phased …

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Facebook, are collaborating to launch a pilot programme to develop local talent in the data centre sector in Singapore, a major data investment hub in the region. The new nine-month pilot programme by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education ([email protected]) will offer four Specialist Certificates and one Graduate Certificate in the pilot …

The free access to Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) eight eNewspapers by National Library Board (NLB) will now be made available to library patrons beyond the circuit breaker period.  The eight digital newspapers are The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu. …

Singtel and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) today announced the launch of DreamWorks, the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment, on Singtel TV and on Singtel’s CAST video streaming app. From 1 June 2020, DreamWorks (CH 233) launches with a free preview available to all Singtel TV customers until 30 June 2020. Customers who are already …

I am one of the few African-American aerospace engineers who helped design the Apollo spaceships that took men to the Moon. My great-grandfather was a slave in Claiborne, Alabama, who used primitive tools to work the land. My father was born in Alabama before the Wright brothers made mankind’s first flight. He lived to see …

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and DBS Bank are rolling out an enhanced ITE-wide financial literacy programme to all 27,000 of ITE’s attending students. With ITE rolling out Home-Based Learning (HBL) given elevated Covid-19 social-distancing measures, lessons have been adapted accordingly for students. This year’s iteration expands on last year’s pilot, which involved 10,000 …

Online programmes to help seniors pick up using digital skills are now available, including IMDA’s new Virtual Digital Clinic. It’s been a little over a month since the start of Singapore’s circuit breaker period. As the measures begin to gradually ease up this May, we are now slowly seeing the light at the end of …

If we’re ever going to make Elon Musk’s vision of colonizing Mars a reality, we first need to figure out an essential component of the plan: how to get there. After all, it’s somewhere between 34 and 140 million miles away from Earth. The moon is barely spitting distance closer, relatively speaking—but it’s a start. …