At the 4th GovTech STACK-X Meetup, two experts showcased some of the practical uses and latest advances in machine learning. In simpler times, the word ‘training’ applied exclusively to living things—for instance, you could train a dog to perform a trick, or a person to excel at a sport. But nowadays, even machines can be trained to carry out specific...
Cloud computing has revolutionised the way digital applications are being developed. Mr Gregor Hohpe, former technical director in Google Cloud’s office of the CTO, highlighted the importance of replaceability, resilience and requirements in cloud deployments, as well as the changing roles and responsibilities of cloud architects. In the past, to be an architect was to plan and design buildings for...
"Leveraging Digitalisation in Unprecedented Times" - Guest of Honour Kok Ping Soon's Opening Address @ ConnectGov V Unprecedented events in the past year have illustrated how governments need to be ready to lead in addressing urgent and at times competing priorities on multiple fronts simultaneously. The challenges in coordinating activities and managing the evolving crises have highlighted the importance of...
At the rapidly evolving frontier of cybersecurity, it pays to have an understanding of the emerging threats and the protective actions that can be taken to mitigate them. When Singapore rolled out its Digital Government Blueprint in June 2018, building reliable, secure and resilient systems was earmarked as a key priority. Aware of the risks from digitalising government systems—especially with...
Businesses and citizens alike are trying to work around the frequent cutoffs using a variety of technologies, but the damage goes deep. Myanmar, home to 54 million people, has seen a jump in demand for VPNs and alternative methods of communication even since the Myanmar’s military staged a coup to topple the elected government earlier this year, said threat intelligence...
Mr Christopher Tong, engineering project manager at GovTech, discusses the challenges and complexities of scaling smart city solutions. Dense clusters of buildings, sprawling infrastructure and hordes of people do not a smart city make. To become truly ‘smart’, cities need to sense and respond to the needs of its denizens, and that ambition begins with data. Like the nerves of the...
The Scottish government has set out plans to focus on ethics and inclusion in its use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the public sector, publishing an AI strategy that maps out a set of new bodies and governance structures. Scotland aims to become a centre of expertise in “trustworthy, ethical and inclusive AI”, the strategy says. It wants to influence...
IoT devices collect vast amounts of data, making AI essential for sifting through the noise to produce actionable insights. Here are four points you should think about when developing or deploying an AI-IoT solution. Like unrefined gold ore, the raw data accumulated by millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices means nothing without some form of analysis—also known as ‘data...
Cybersecurity is still a male-dominated profession, but women are starting to get in on the action. From showing more confidence in their technical skills to being adaptable, women can play to their strengths to build a fulfilling career in cybersecurity. Though no less capable than their male counterparts, women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles,...