Category Archives: Technology

How Amazon Has Reorganized Around Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

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Amazon’s approach to artificial intelligence (AI) is called a flywheel. In engineering terms, a flywheel is a deceptively simple tool designed to efficiently store rotational energy. It works by storing energy when a machine isn’t working at a constant level. Instead of wasting energy turning on and off, the flywheel keeps the energy constant and […]

FS-ISAC, Singapore to collaborate on cybersecurity initiatives


The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) have inked an agreement to jointly conduct cybersecurity exercises and exchange insights on the current threat landscape. The partnership would span three years and “enhance security threat intelligence sharing” between the two organisations, which would better enable Singapore to […]

What Junior Lawyers Need To Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Probably the biggest single driver of change in the industry is the increasing advance of technology. Everyone has read about the perceived threat of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it’s set to take lawyers’ jobs – and although Michael Skapinker of the Financial Times wrote recently that, like plumbers, lawyers are not yet approaching their […]

Microsoft Azure CTO: AI and machine learning “are going to transform every industry”

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich

Now that the basic appeal of cloud computing has been established — compute and storage resources managed by your vendor instead of your employees — those cloud vendors are looking at higher-level services. Artificial Intelligence remains one of the most promising, according to Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich. Speaking at our GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit […]

Is Singapore the Next Center for Legal Innovation?

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The Singapore government is making a big push to promote legal sector innovation, fostering programs and initiatives that encourage the development of legal tech and other advancements in law. But in other parts of Asia, including Hong Kong, legal innovation has been largely left to the market. Lawyers say Singapore has made noticeable progress in legal […]

Given A Satellite Image, Machine Learning Creates The View On The Ground 

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Leonardo da Vinci famously created drawings and paintings that showed a bird’s eye view of certain areas of Italy with a level of detail that was not otherwise possible until the invention of photography and flying machines. Indeed, many critics have wondered how he could have imagined these details. But now researchers are working on the […]

The Inevitability Of Predictive Coding In International Arbitration

Predictive Coding

International arbitration cannot withstand the inexorable march of technological progress any more than the national courts with which it competes for jurisdiction. As recently as this month, Clifford Chance – a leading law firm – announced a comprehensive training programme for its lawyers that covers cybersecurity, block chain technology and predictive coding. In this article, […]

Power and simplicity—updates to the Office 365 user experience (video)


Office is used by more than a billion people every month, so while we’re excited about these changes, we also recognize how important it is to get things right. To guide our work, we came up with “The Three Cs”—a set of guiding principles that we use as a north star. Because these principles will […]

Singapore Management University School of Law awarded significant AI research grant

AI - Artificial Intelligence Study at the Singapore Management University

The Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law has been awarded a major grant of S$4.5 million from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Infocomm Media Development Agency (IMDA) to helm a five-year Research Programme on the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Use. SMU School of Law will also set up a […]

Email Threading: One Of The Most Overlooked Gems In eDiscovery

What is email threading? Email threading groups a string of related emails together in a chain. For example, if I send a message asking for agenda items to four people, and all four respond individually, all of those messages will create a chain of emails, or a thread. A thread includes the original email and […]

Singapore council to assess ethical use of AI, data

ethical use of AI (artificial intelligence)

The Singapore government is setting up an advisory council to assess the legal and ethical use of AI (artificial intelligence) and data as well as recommend policies and governance. This would help build “a trusted ecosystem” and ensure consumer confidence, as the country continued to develop its digital economy and new business models emerged, said […]

The role of technology in Singapore’s vision to be a global accountancy hub

The Accountancy Roadmap charts the direction for the sector over the next 5 to 10 years. It targets an annual growth of 5.6% to reach S$2.03 billion in nominal value-add and to create 2000 new PMET jobs by 2020. As reported earlier, accountancy is one of five key sub-sectors of the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map […]