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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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

  • 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'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.

  • 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.

  • A public consultation has been launched by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to determine the suitable regulatory framework needed for 5G technology in order to start deploying the technology by 2020.

  • Singapore is set to embark on what it describes as a 'groundbreaking project' following the announcement that it will introduce two autonomous electric buses to the transportation fleet on the island by 2019.

  • Singapore has been ranked number one in a test of broadband speeds across 189 countries. The data was collected across 12 months ending May 10, 2017, by Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a partnership between New America's Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University's PlanetLab, and others.

  • Singapore the city-state regarded as one of the world's leadings hubs for technological innovation has commenced trials of iris-scanning technology at its border checkpoints. Singapore's immigration authority officially confirmed the trialing of the expensive technology had begun and claimed that it could one day replace fingerprint verification.