Chinese e-commerce operator says its artificial intelligence copywriting tool, which can produce 20,000 lines of copy a second, has been used by merchants on its sites a million times a day.
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Country's government has introduced initiatives to train 12,000 people in artificial intelligence skillsets, including industry professionals and secondary school students.
With the launch of its national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, alongside a slew of initiatives, the Singapore government aims to fuel AI adoption to generate economic value and provide a global platform on which to develop and testbed AI applications.
Some 89 percent of healthcare professionals in Singapore use digital data records, ahead of their peers in Australia and India, but it is behind countries such as China and Saudi Arabia in tapping artificial intelligence to improve the accuracy of their diagnoses.
Day after opening up its Apollo platform, the Chinese search giant inks an agreement with Bosch and map providers AutoNavi and NavInfo to develop "high-precision maps" for autonomous driving.
Aside from ensuring access to machine learning expertise, the tech giant says there needs to be "fair and responsible" development of artificial intelligence to ensure societies can truly benefit from the technology.
Spanning two hectares, the new test site will be used to trial communication and interaction between autonomous vehicles and other road vehicles.
Artificial intelligence will replace some, but not all, jobs and businesses can gain more value from employees reskilled to plug talent shortfall.
Cognitive assistance plays a key role in supplementing abilities others may be missing, but technology still needs to catch up to help them move beyond basic functions, says visually-impaired IBM Fellow.
With automation deem to be increasingly important among businesses and across industries, 45 percent of respondents in Asia believe robotics will be the sector most ready for disruption in the startup scene.