Singapore was one of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) prize winners during the WSIS Forum in Geneva this year. Singapore won the WSIS prize in the category of “ethical dimensions of the information society” for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance and Ethics Initiatives.
Report of the Side Event of the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development on ICT for Transformation and Resilience
In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, frontier technologies are transforming not only our daily lives but also the planet`s development tragectory. The revolution is driven by innovations in artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain and other cutting edge technologies. This calls for greater urgency in bridging the staggering digital divide in the Asia Pacific region that is exacerbated when countries at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution quickly leave behind those that are slow at technology uptake.
Artificial Intelligence and Broadband Divide: State of ICT Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific 2017
AI-led transformations constrained by the digital divide in Asia and the Pacific
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only a force behind the fourth Industrial Revolution but also a potential enabler of sustainable development in a wide variety of socioeconomic sectors. There has been explosive growth in research and applications in AI, particularly in the fields of machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and cognitive computing which are increasingly transforming the way we live and work in the region and beyond.