Category Archives: Technology

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

The Action Plan includes specific targets in areas such as smart drones, facial recognition, AI-supported medical diagnosis, speech recognition and translation. It also sets out targets for enabling infrastructure and developments in core technology. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China released a three-year action plan (2018 -2020) on December 14 to […]

Demystifying China’s Cybersecurity Law

Demystifying China's Cybersecurity Law

By now, most are aware of The People’s Republic of China’s new Cybersecurity Law which took effect June 1, 2017, in efforts to improve national cybersecurity for the largest digital shopping and mobile/internet based financial service markets in the world. Intense discussions and debate continue within government offices, multinational businesses and human rights circles regarding […]

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

AI is augmenting and automating the tasks currently performed by hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone. Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they’d better watch out, because artificial intelligence is moving in on the field. […]

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies. But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology. The platform, officially […]

Microsoft built an AI-powered iOS app to help you learn Chinese

Microsoft built an AI-powered iOS app to help you learn Chinese

Language-learning apps are nothing new, with offerings from MIT and Duolingo ready to teach you a new way to communicate right on your phone. Now Microsoft is looking to teach you Chinese with a free new AI-powered iOS app. The idea here is to provide users with a way to practice the Chinese language in […]

AI Enters Singapore Law Firm

The WongPartnership is the first Singapore law firm to harness artificial intelligence and document automation. It is not only the financial sector that is facing technology challenges, the legal sector is also being infiltrated. As part of WongPartnership’s legal technology vision, the firm has deployed artificial intelligence (AI) and document automation technology to enhance and […]

New Google Pixel Earbuds offer real-time translation of 40 languages

New Google Pixel Earbuds offer real-time translation of 40 languages

Google on Wednesday (Oct 4) introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages. A demonstration given as Google unveiled a host of new products infused with its digital “Assistant” smarts got people playfully referring to Pixel Buds as an internet-Age version of alien “Babel Fish” […]

Singapore to tackle money laundering with data analytics

Singapore to tackle money laundering with data analytics

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean says authorities will work with the private sector to target individuals involved in terrorism financing.Singapore will increasingly use technology and data analytics to tackle cross-border crime and money laundering, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, added that the authorities […]