Artificial intelligence news
The March 2021 round-up of the month’s artificial intelligence news headlines, covering Asia-Pacific and the wider world.
Startup News Asia’s monthly AI news collections aim to capture a broad round-up of headlines in artificial intelligence, spanning not only the technology, but also articles covering the ethics, failures, challenges and implementation issues affecting artificial intelligence technologies.
March 2021’s artificial intelligence news headlines covered items including .
Other technology focused news in March 2021:
- Download: Cybersecurity Challenges In The Uptake Of Artificial Intelligence In Autonomous Driving
- Artificial Intelligence: An opinion piece on GPT-3 – the good, the bad and the ugly
- ICYMI: The 2021 AI Index Report, Measuring trends in Artificial Intelligence, from Stanford University
- “The Facebook algorithm, called Seer (for SElf-supERvised), fed on more than a billion images scraped from Instagram, deciding for itself which objects look alike…”
- An interview-based overview of the AI-driven trade-focused platform developed by the UN Economic And Social Commission For Asia And The Pacific
- “At least 6 major Chinese universities with…connections to gov’t-backed hacking groups have been conducting research on the intersection of cybersecurity and machine learning.”
- A brief intro to the Akamai Startup program, and 5 of the tech startups on cohorts 1 and 2 – applications for cohort 3 are open now
- Finance and AI: “67% of people trust robots more than humans to manage finances” – Oracle Money & Machines 2021 Global Study
- Privacy and working from home: ‘…a risk-mitigation tool that monitors and tracks real time employee behaviour, and detects any violations to pre-set business rules’
- Australia: Sonnant gains early-stage backing from Southern Cross Austereo broadcaster with AI-driven content discovery for the spoken word
- Australia: Dep’t of Defence to host Gameathon, aiming to generate ideas around use of AI in wargaming – applications open March 15th
- Hong Kong: viAct secures $2M with AI-driven platform helping construction sites run round-the-clock monitoring
- India: Pepper Content marketplace launches AI-driven content generator, PepperTypeAI, to generate short-form content for businesses across a range of uses
- India: NASSCOM partners with Microsoft to launch AI Gamechangers programme, aiming to boost AI adoption and awareness by showcasing India’s innovators
- India: Wysa artificial-intelligence based mental health app gains backing from Google Assistant fund
- India: An intro to Dunzo Digital, motorbike errand-running and deliveries startup using AI-based supply-and-demand management, and e-commerce merchant platform
- Download: Mapping India’s Artificial Intelligence Potential, a briefing from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (pdf)
- South Korea: A brief intro to 5 of the country’s voice-focused tech startups, driven by artificial intelligence
- New Zealand: Trustworthy AI in Aotearoa – The AI Principles, available to download now
- Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in banking 2021 – how banks use AI, set for April 21st, delivered by the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand
- Singapore rolls out Intel’s free 4-hour online course, AI For Citizens, aiming to demystify artificial intelligence for the non-techie
- Hong Kong: A look at Aqumon, robo-advisory startup helping users build portfolios of global assets using data science and AI
- Philippines: Uno digital-only bank partners Xebia consultancy to add AI-based features, including facial recognition, voice ID, and tailored credit
- New Zealand: Quashed raises $600K pre-seed funding with AI-driven insurance recommendations
- Available now: Future Today Institute’s 14th Annual Tech Trends Report
- ICYMI: Interview introductions to 5 of the female leaders driving United Nations Development Programme Accelerator Labs in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals
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