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Navigating our way towards an AI-ready future for Singapore

Manufacturing AI

Industry analysts have predicted an explosion of experimentation, adoption and use of artificial intelligence (AI) over the next few years. According to Gartner, by 2020, 85 percent of CIOs will be piloting AI programmes and AI-generated business value will more than triple from US$1.2 trillion in 2018 to US$3.9 trillion by 2022.

A recent study conducted by Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacific estimated that artificial Intelligence (AI) will nearly double the rate of innovation and employee productivity improvements in Singapore by 2021, and the majority of people in Singapore believe that AI will either help to do their existing jobs better or reduce repetitive tasks.

As governments and businesses accelerate their investments in AI, and work on developing AI skills and talents to support the rapidly-expanding AI ecosystem, AI is also increasingly being used to create new opportunities to improve education and healthcare, address poverty and achieve a more sustainable future.

As we move forward into an AI-shaped future, all parties – from workers to organisations to the government – need to spend more time listening to each other, collaborating and learning new skills in order to collectively navigate our way through the rapidly evolving digital future. At the same time, Microsoft is committed to making it easier for businesses to adopt AI, while making it a priority to help people and businesses navigate the threats that surface to realise the potential that AI has on the economy and society.


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The opportunity for AI in manufacturing
In January 2018, Microsoft published The Future Computed as an ongoing discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in society. This week, we launched The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing to provide an in-depth look at how AI is transforming the manufacturing sector by optimising digital operations…

Artificial intelligence enhances security with a human touch
A security company might seem like an improbable early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The sector has traditionally relied solely on security officers to watch over malls, banks, housing, public transport, and educational institutions. But that is changing as Singapore-based Certis takes a…

Manufacturers with artificial intelligence to nearly double competitiveness

Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/Pacific today released findings specific to the manufacturing sector for the study, Future Ready Business: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Growth with AI. The manufacturing sector, which contributes to a significant proportion of Asia Pacific’s GDP, continues to face rising competitive pressure…

Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia; Matthew Friedman, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer, Sembcorp; Fuji Foo, Vice President, Business Digitalisation, Certis; Kevin Wo, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore; and Victor Lim, Vice President, Consulting Operations, IDC Asia/Pacific

Microsoft – IDC Study: Artificial Intelligence to nearly double the rate of innovation in Singapore by 2021
By 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will allow the rate of innovation and employee productivity improvements in Singapore to nearly double (X1.9 times and X1.7, respectively), according to business leaders in Singapore. The study from Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacific, Future Ready Business: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Growth Potential Through AI surveyed over 104 business leaders…

Microsoft, AI Singapore and NUS to develop and reinforce Singapore’s AI capabilities
Today, Microsoft announced its collaborations with AI Singapore (AISG) to foster a greater aptitude in AI among Singapore’s workforce, and National University of Singapore (NUS) aimed at applying artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance research. The Memoranda of Understanding were signed during the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2018 held at NUS…

AI for Earth: Singapore data scientist helps to save the planet
Wee Hyong Tok is a data scientist. He has a passion for numbers, a faith in technology – and a mission that might make a superhero think twice.“I want to save the Earth,” he says matter-of-factly. “That seems like a very bold statement. But, I strongly believe that artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in monitoring the health of our planet…


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