Here's a roundup of tech trends and news that we picked up in June:
Facebook and Google have been busy...
Spending money in all the AI places. The duopoly competition heats up as the tech giants gobble up smaller companies that are specialising in the realm of AI, each vying for the top spot.
"We’re at the very beginning of a 20-year megatrend,” said Tod Loofbourrow, a former artificial intelligence instructor at Harvard and the CEO of ViralGains.
Find out how many companies have been acquired and their acquisition strategies in The State of AI Adoption in Media.
AI gets Chatty
Bots are on the rise, and we see more and more of them being implemented by brands, particularly for communiction with customers. And in doing so, it is creating huge amounts of data that is expected to reach 35 zettabytes by 2020.
What can we learn from chatbots and what type of data insights can we glean from this learning process? Do you think AI would make a better judge? Here's How Data Analytics will Help us Understand Chatbots.
A Smart City within a Garden
That's what Singapore aims to be with the launch of AI.SG in May. “It [AI.SG] will focus on using AI to solve major problems that affect the society and industry, such as reducing vehicle travel time by 10%," says Professor Ho Teck Hua, deputy president of research and technology at the National University of Singapore.
But just how ready are Singaporeans to adopt AI into their daily lives? Busting AI Myths: Is Singapore Headed in the Smart Direction provides some insights on the misconceptions of AI.