In the course of the past week, I am willing to bet that you have been asked by a machine to show that you are human. One website or two is bound to have ordered you to “prove that you are not a robot”, making you decipher letters and numbers, or choose all the pictures in a grid that feature traffic lights. Some tests can be frustrating when you simply cannot make out the squiggly text on the screen, or fail to correctly identify all traffic lights.

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In November 2019, Singapore made public its ‘National Artificial Intelligence Strategy” which, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the National AI Strategy document:

Can you imagine a world without personalised Spotify playlists, curated social media feeds, or recommended cat videos on the sidebars of YouTube? These modern-day conveniences, which were made possible by artificial intelligence (AI), also present a scary proposition – that the machines could end up knowing more about us than we ourselves do.

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Above: SMU Lee Kong Chian Professor of Law (Practice) and founding Director of SMU’s Applied Research Centre for Intellectu

The NRF Investigatorship grant will support SMU Professor Archan Misra’s vision of a smart city where humans and devices work collaboratively on projects.

SMU Professor Archan Misra has received a National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigatorship grant to develop new capabilities in ultra-low power sensing and embedded machine intelligence, which can catalyse innovative applications in smart cities, factories and buildings.

Associate Professor Warren Chik from SMU’s School of Law takes a deeper look into consumers’ trust, organisational security, and government regulation as AI becomes an integral tool for the management and processing of data.