Singapore

  • British engineering company to create new form of ‘urbanism’ in Singapore

    A British multinational engineering company has outlined its vision for Singapore, vowing to create a new form of 'urbanism', that once successfully implemented can be replicated in other cities around the world.

  • Can investment of $100m in AI get Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’ vision back on track?

    Singapore has announced that it will invest over $100m in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in an effort to get its Smart Nation vision back on track. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong publicly voiced his concerns over the project a number of months ago - and conceded that the Smart Nation initiative was moving much slower than initially expected. Prime Minister Loong claimed that the private sector really needed to do more in order to kick-start and propel the initiative forward.

  • Chinese AI firm launches its first international office in Singapore

    Chinese firm YITU Technology (YITU) which is a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and innovation has officially launched a new office in Singapore. The new facility will serve as the company’s regional hub in order to help YITU accelerate its award-winning and renowned AI and facial recognition solutions to whole series of new customers, partners and markets in regions such as Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Oceania.

  • Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, “Digitalization will power Singapore into its next phase of growth”

    CommunicAsia 2017:Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has claimed that 'Digitalization' will power Singapore into its next phase of growth. Dr Ibrahim was delivering his keynote address at the Infocomm Media Business Exchange opening ceremony at CommunicAsia which was held in The Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.

  • Dyson to construct EV manufacturing facility in Singapore

    Dyson confirmed that its board has ratified a decision to construct its first advanced automotive manufacturing facility in Singapore. The bespoke two-storey manufacturing facility is scheduled for completion in 2020.

  • Facial recognition check-in introduced at hotels in the Lion City

    Tourists visiting Singapore can now check in at some hotels using facial recognition technology under a pilot programme that could cut waiting times and help tackle a labour crunch.

  • From Dubai to Dallas – Vote for your favourite ‘smart city’

    Smart Cities World Forums is currently conducting a poll in an effort to establish which city our global readership thinks is the 'smartest' in the world.

  • How digital twins can empower smart cities

    Digital twins make cities a great deal more efficient, safe and smart. With the growing maturity and importance of emerging technologies, integrating digital twins into a smart city’s network could be highly rewarding. It has been widely speculated that digital twins will be the backbone of industries of the future.

  • Huawei powers AI technology in Singapore with opening of ground-breaking AI lab

    Huawei launches Singapore’s first 5G-powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab equipped with AI, 5G and Cloud technology, at Changi Business Park. The lab boasts facilities that offer extensive 5G support, from Proof of Concepts (POCs) to free trials, with a 5G test-bed and Huawei’s Cloud platform. It also supports AI enablement through offline AI developer kits, as well as Huawei’s ModelArts AI Platform, to support AI R&D efforts.

  • New Singapore Government agency to oversee digital strategy

    The Singapore Government has launched the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) to spearhead its digital and data strategy, saying it will partner public agencies, industry and citizens to transform public service delivery through the use of technologies such as data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  • Nokia signs MoU with operator to drive IoT innovation in Singapore

    Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia has announced that it has signed a MoU with Singaporean telecommunications operator Star-Hub in a collective effort to drive innovation in the technologically-driven country.

  • Nokia trials Asia's first fall prediction video analytics solution

    Nokia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with St Luke's Eldercare (SLEC) to co-develop and conceptualize innovative solutions for the elderly. As part of the MoU, Nokia and SLEC are trialing Asia's first fall prediction video analytics application.

  • Oliver Wyman Forum ranks which cities lead the smart mobility revolution

    Singapore tops Oliver Wyman Forum’s inaugural Urban Mobility Readiness Index: How Cities Rank on Mobility Ecosystem Development. The index ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility. The top five cities are Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Shanghai, and New York. Dubai ranks 19th and Riyadh ranks 26th globally.

  • Schneider Electric demonstrates its industry-leading innovations at Innovation Summit in Singapore

    Schneider Electric has established itself as a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. At its latest Innovation Summit which was held in the technologically-driven city-state of Singapore, Schneider Electric demonstrated how the company plans to solidify its position as the global leader in helping companies execute their digital transformation goals in the energy sector.

  • Singapore and Denmark launch joint-partnership to test ‘smart city innovations’

    Singapore and Denmark have agreed to enter into a joint-partnership to test 'smart city innovations' in a bid to combat climate change by building inclusive 'smart cities'. Both countries will seek to benefit from each other's respective experience and skills in order to formulate a coherent plan to battle climate change.

  • Singapore announces ambitious plans for Drones, but locals express fears

    Singapore announces ambitious plans for Drones, but locals express fears

    Singapore has unveiled plans to test drones to complete manual tasks, which could see human workers replaced with AI within the next four years. In a country of just 5.6 million and relying heavily on foreign migrant workers, drones could be a solution to the manpower shortage.

  • Singapore crowned APAC’s top Smart Fibre City

    The FTTH Council Asia Pacific crowned Singapore as the city with the most advanced Fibre-to-the-Home coverage in the region.

  • Singapore is making the transition from successful city to smart nation

    The beautiful region of Singapore has always been a place that has the intrinsic ability to blend both tradition and modernity. It has always braced modernity - and just over two years ago government officials announced their proposals for a program which was entitled Smart Nation.

  • Singapore Prime Minister admits country’s ‘Smart Nation’ initiative is moving too slowly

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has lamented the speed at which the country's 'Smart Nation' project is currently being implemented - and conceded it wasn't moving as fast as was expected. The Prime Minister insisted that it was imperative that solutions are sought quickly in order to resolve the issues currently being encountered by those tasked with the responsibility of launching the initiative.

  • Singapore reshapes retail business with new self-service store

    Singtel launched Unboxed, a 45 square-meter shop without staff that aims to make customers’ retail experience faster and more convenient. The newly opened outlet showcases how Singtel’s digital transformation takes customer experience to a whole new level.