The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people worldwide into a lockdown situation, ushering in an era of social distancing and telecommuting. In a local context, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower urges companies to minimise socialising and adopt working from home as a default option. It has become crucial for firms to rethink their approach to the future of work. Organisations are embracing technology, digital, and Deep Tech tools to maintain business continuity as long-term remote work is likely to feature heavily in future workplaces even as the world emerges from the lockdown. Social distancing measures have demonstrated the importance of a company’s IT team to operate with flexibility but made the challenges of virtual collaboration among engineers even more glaring.
Rejoining the IT workforce is a daunting task, especially with the constant innovation and updates in technologies. Despite their strong work experience and expertise before their career breaks, many parents re-entering the workforce frequently meet obstacles in finding jobs, juggling the work-life balance and diversifying and upgrading their skills.
Topics: Talent and Mentoring
The COVID-19 situation has led to a paradigm shift in mindset and a re-think on future living and working spaces, since the concept of working from home is no longer a foreign notion. What would make smart and sustainable spaces, and how will design elements and Deep Tech such as AI, IoT, etc. transform our smart homes and smart offices?
5G and AI are considered to be among the most disruptive technologies that the world has seen in decades. In recent years, ITU has developed specifications for the integration of AI/ML in future networks including 5G. Today, AI is already incorporated into mobile networks, with a primary focus on reducing capital expenditure, optimising network performance, delivering better customer experience, and building new revenue streams. How will the roles of AI in powering mobile networks of the future evolve?
Topics: 5G Technology
A new era of computing beckons – as different from today’s computing as computers are from the abacus. That’s the viewpoint of one of the experts joining this panel discussion on Quantum Computing. The exciting technology promises new efficiency and capabilities in fields from pharmaceuticals to finance. Hear from and put your questions to an industry leader, an academic and a technology journalist who has reported on initiatives in Quantum Computing across the Asian region.
Topics: Quantum Technologies
In today's society, more and more people have turned to online resources for various essential services and to obtain information about the world. Now, when the term "work from home" is no longer a stranger to all, it is all the more crucial to look into how businesses can better engage end consumers through digital platforms.
While most of the available health care diagnostics that use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are extraordinarily powerful, the adoption of these algorithms has been slow because results are difficult to verify, and they also do not include explanations of why a patient has a certain disease or disorder. However, a new type of algorithm called “explainable AI” (XAI) can be easily understood by humans. As a result, XAI is being increasingly relevant in healthcare, making it more likely that healthcare providers will actually use the associated diagnostics.
Deep Technology (Deep Tech) can solve significant societal problems in areas such as healthcare, urban mobility, sustainability and other issues. However, the research behind such technologies may take years before a discovery emerges.
Morning Pitch is a pitching platform hosted by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support. This platform helps startups form business alliances and partnerships with large corporations, corporate venture capital and venture capital firms. The focus for this Morning Pitch on 22 July 2020 is on Healthcare.
There are endless possibilities in the world of Deep Tech - the different domains allow for a vast number of opportunities for talent to pursue meaningful causes.
With humanity facing an uncertain future in the year 2020, we need to better understand the tools we have to face up to and begin countering global challenges such as healthcare, the future of work and climate change. The rapid development of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is seen by many to exemplify our greatest strengths as a scientifically grounded and technologically capable species. However, whilst AI does indeed hold great promise to help us tackle these challenges, there are serious considerations for how we develop and apply this technology in a responsible manner.
Food waste occurs at all levels from production to consumption. In the Netherlands, the most significant food-waster is the consumer, with the average person throwing away about 34 kg of food at home every year. The Dutch government has adopted the UN target of reducing food waste by 50% in 2030.