TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

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1. Singapore – GRAB ($5.8 billion) Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform that offers the fastest booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile. Their go-to-market strategies and campaign have successfully garnered countless users across 6 countries in less than four years. 2. Singapore – Sea (Garena) ($2.0 billion) Garena is a leading platform provider for online PC and mobile digital content in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as well as the exclusive operator in the region for popular titles such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, Point Blank, Blade & Soul and Arena of Valor. 3. Indonesia – Tokopedia ($1.1 billion) Tokopedia’s mission is to democratize commerce through technology. Since its founding in 2009, Tokopedia has been a force that pioneers digital transformation in Indonesia. 4. Malaysia –…
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Boost for tourism industry at Sabah’s east coast

Boost for tourism industry at Sabah’s east coast

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Mohamaddin when interviewed at the open house. LAHAD DATU: The Tourism, Art and Culture Ministry will work on finding funds to boost the tourism industry and enhance tourism products at Sabah’s east coast. Its minister, Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, said efforts were also being made to attract more local and foreign tourists as well as boosting eco-tourism in the area. Mohamaddin said Silam for example had several tourist attractions that could be visited, such as the Tower of Heaven, Danum Valley, Tabin Wild Reserve and others. “We (the ministry) will promote tourism attractions in Malaysia including here in Silam as well as in Sabah through the Travel Mart outside the country. “In the coming months, we will attend more travel marts including those in Beijing, Russia and Europe,” said the Silam…
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S’wak govt to carry on with business-friendly policies – Abang Johari

S’wak govt to carry on with business-friendly policies – Abang Johari

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Liaw (front row, right) exchanging the signed MoU with Hao (front row, second left) while witnessed by Abang Johari (back row, fourth right), Awang Tengah (back row, fifth right) and other guests. – Photo by Chimon Upon KUCHING: The Sarawak Government will carry on with its business-friendly policies and create a more conducive environment to attract more high value and high-technology investments to Sarawak. This was the assurance given by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who expressed his confidence that the increase in public spending within these two years to build the state’s physical and digital infrastructure will further enhance Sarawak’s economic growth to about six per cent. “Sarawak’s economy need to grow by at least six per cent annually in order to be able to attain…
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Historian Khoo Kay Kim, 82, passes on from lung failure

Historian Khoo Kay Kim, 82, passes on from lung failure

Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak
PETALING JAYA: Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim, widely regarded as Malaysia's national historian, died of lung failure on Tuesday morning (May 28) at the University Malaya Medical Centre at the age of 82. Born in 1937 to Peranakan Chinese parents in Kampar, Perak, Khoo started out wanting to be a football player, but eventually chose to go to university. It led him to a scholarly life, dedicated to history. Khoo, who graduated from Universiti Malaya, never slowed down in the academic field, spending decades shaping the course of education history in the country. He served for over 50 years in Universiti Malaya’s history department, becoming a lecturer first in 1967 and, subsequently, gaining his professorship and appointment as the chair of Malaysian History from 1974 up to his…
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Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak

Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9BRizDYBMo[/embed] Menyahut seruan kerajaan dalam memacu Malaysia sebagai tumpuan industri teknologi tinggi menjelang 2025 selaras dengan dasar nasional industri empat perpuluhan kosong. Syarikat multinasional, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad bakal mengadakan Sidang Kemuncak Beyond Paradigm pada Julai ini. Pengarah Urusan Kumpulannya, Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah berkata, sidang itu bertujuan memberi peluang kepada rakyat Malaysia memahami dengan lebih mendalam mengenai IR empat perpuluhan kosong.. Sekaligus menjadikan mereka lebih berdaya saing. [Source: "Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak" published by AstroAwani] Photo Credits: AstroAwani
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Here’s What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness

Here’s What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness

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In a video that's as unsettling as it is awe-inspiring, Sophia — the world's first robot citizen — breaks down everything from gender to ethical robot design. Sophia spoke last month at a festival of the future called Brain Bar in Budapest, Hungary. Since Sophia was activated in April 2015, she has appeared publicly to speak about women's rights issues, her own citizenship and other topics. The android made big news in October 2017, when she was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia at the tech summit Future Investment Initiative (FII). And more recently, Sophia spoke at Brain Bar, which describes itself as "The Biggest European Festival of the Future." [Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi] At Brain Bar, Sophia had a lot to say. And while no one would likely mistake her for…
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Watch SOPHIE and Sophia the Robot discuss the future of creativity

Watch SOPHIE and Sophia the Robot discuss the future of creativity

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[embed]https://youtu.be/ScsgDIfZzg4[/embed] A futurist pop prodigy and the world’s first citizen humanoid caught up on Skype to discuss their dreams, hopes, and creativity in the age of AI What does the advancement of AI mean for the future of the arts, music, and fashion? Will robots come for our creative industries? Could a machine ever dream like a human can? This week on Dazed, with our new campaign AGE OF AI, we’re aiming to find out. When Jeff Koons dumped a thousand kilos of stainless steel dog into the lobby of the Bilbao Guggenheim for his banner 1997 show Celebration, audiences were confronted with kitsch pushed to terrifying new limits. Passers stared entranced into the pet’s reflective pink chassis like they would today their phones, while at auctions, Koons’ pop art would…
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Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia is a coding companion for young girls

Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia is a coding companion for young girls

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BtNURrAB0CH/?utm_source=ig_embed Hanson Robotics has created a "little sister" version of AI robot Sophia, intended to help young girls learn to code and gain an understanding of STEM subjects. Little Sophia is a 14-inch tall AI robot with humanoid features and a skin-like surface that covers the robotics in her head. She will be the first commercial robot with a face that resembles a human. Created by Hanson Robotics founder David Hanson, she is made to function as a learning companion for children aged seven to 13 years old, especially girls, to learn STEM subjects – science, technology engineering, mathematics. "We believe that Little Sophia can help to introduce STEM, coding and AI to children – especially girls – in a fun, safe, inspiring and interactive way that might help to…
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You Can Now Buy Sophia the Robot’s “Little Sister”

You Can Now Buy Sophia the Robot’s “Little Sister”

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Little Sophia You’ve probably heard of Sophia the robot. The close-to-lifelike humanoid has graced the cover of Cosmopolitan, gone on a date with Will Smith, and made countless television appearances. You’ve probably heard of Sophia the robot. The close-to-lifelike humanoid has graced the cover of Cosmopolitan, gone on a date with Will Smith, and made countless television appearances. Now Sophia appears to be multiplying — or at least diversifying the brand. In November 2018, the Hanson Robotics family grew by one member when Sophia introduced the world to her “little sister” during an appearance on “The Tonight Show.” And on Tuesday, Hanson launched a Kickstarter campaign for the new robot, giving others the opportunity to have a Little Sophia join their families — for a purpose, it says, beyond companionship. STEM Sells Little Sophia is 14 inches tall with anime-style eyes,…
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Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

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Hanson Robotics' Little Sophia is Sophia the Robot's little sister. Little Sophia, a human-like miniature version of Sophia is a new kind of STEM, AI, and coding learning companion for ages 7+ individuals and a great tool for teachers and schools. Hanson Robotics is a multiple award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics company based in Hong Kong that creates empathetic, living, intelligent humanoid robots with embedded state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence that are designed to colive, cowork, educate, and collaborate with humans. Hanson Robotics' robots work with a combination of neural networks, machine perception, adaptive motor control, and conversational natural language processing (NLP). With 14-inches tall Little Sophia, Hanson Robotics aims to encourage early introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), AI, coding, and robotics to children in a fun and creative way picking on the natural…
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