Decade of Change: How Singapore Embraced AI
When I first arrived in Singapore in 2010, the city was different. Public recycling was rare and smoking was commonplace. But over the years, Singapore transformed, adopting new practices like recycling. This exemplifies Singapore’s adaptability and willingness to embrace change.
This spirit extends to technology. Today, Singapore is a global hub for AI innovation. As a resident, I engage daily with AI tools like GPT-4, Claude, and Synthesia that augment my work. But as Bill Gates said, automation applied inefficiently can compound problems. AI is not one-size-fits-all.
Singapore’s AI Adoption
AI abounds in Singapore. Per a 2022 report, over 60% of companies harness AI here[^1]. In 2023, 90% of Singaporeans are mobile users, showing the populace is digitally capable[^3].
Driving AI Through the Smart Nation Initiative
Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative actively spurs AI adoption. As Einstein said, you must rise above a problem’s level to solve it. As a resident and entrepreneur, I’m proud to leverage Smart Nation to grow my business with AI.
Homegrown AI Startups Thrive
Global tech giants and local startups make Singapore an AI beacon. The government invested $150 million in AI research in 2021, displaying its commitment[^2].
Trax, a Singapore AI startup providing retail image recognition software, raised over $1B in funding, showing the potential of local AI startups[^4]. Exciting startups like Acronis (enterprise cloud solutions) and TSLC (AI-powered credit platform) also call Singapore home[^4].
Singapore’s AI Future Looks Bright
For residents like myself, Singapore’s AI future looks promising. With supportive government initiatives, a thriving startup ecosystem, and growing AI adoption, Singapore is shaping the AI landscape. Despite concerns, the successes of Singapore’s AI startups assure me its AI future is bright[^4].
I’m excited to see Singapore’s AI journey unfold and contribute where I can. The city-state’s embrace of AI teaches that, like Heraclitus said, “Nothing endures but change.”
This blog post was a test for me to start creating more content like this. As the saying goes, if you don’t try or commit you’ll never master something. So yes, I’m sure I’ll improve with more practice! I used Midjourney for the image and Claude and ChatGPT as helpers…follow me for more like this!