Social Media Portal published an article based on an email interview with Steve, on what people can expect at EmTech Hong Kong 2018. In the article, Steve introduces himself and what he does at SGInnovate briefly. He also shared the common challenges he had encountered at SGInnovate so far, along with what he thinks will happen in the future given the rapid advancements in AI, blockchain and robotics.
e27 reported that Singapore-based influencer marketing platform Affable announced that it has raised S$1 million in seed funding round led by Decacorn Capital. The funding round also includes the participation of SGInnovate through its Startup SG Equity scheme, making Affable the first startup to get funded under the scheme, which aims to “stimulate and accelerate” private investments into local startups with intellectual property and global market potential. Affable uses AI to identify authentic micro-influencers, allowing brands and marketing agencies to engage with relevant influencers and analyse their marketing campaigns.
GovTech published an article on SGInnovate’s Health Futures: AI & Genomics seminar, where a panel of experts discussed how AI is working alongside doctors and researchers to uncover the secrets of the human genome. Thousands of genomes have already been sequenced, representing a treasure trove of data – one that leaves clinicians overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information it holds. The promise of AI is to help doctors mine the medical literature and pick out actionable insights more quickly and easily.
Today SGInnovate announced its ‘Deep Tech Nexus’ Strategy as a direct result of experiences and insights gained in its first year of operation. The Deep Tech Nexus represents SGInnovate’s commitment to add tangible value to the Singapore deep tech startup ecosystem in two key areas – Human Capital and Investment Capital. Three technology areas have been selected for focus during 2018: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and MedTech.
Many robots can already see and identify objects but artificial intelligence start-up Movel AI is looking to make them even "smarter", which could generate greater productivity for companies. In the third instalment of a four-part series on intellectual property, co-founders Bai Haoyu, 31, and Abhishek Gupta, 29, tell Lee Xin En how they are developing software that improves the vision of robots so they can be more accurate and less prone to accidents, and why they are filing a patent.
After leading a major push for innovation in new financial technology startups, Singapore is now eyeing healthcare technologies as the next big thing, with major investments planned in the area of artificial intelligence, according to Steve Leonard, founding CEO of Singapore state-backed SGInnovate and a former government official.