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The Sprint Towards 5G

With the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communications expected to be rolled out in Singapore in 2020, everyone is buzzing with anticipation to experience the larger bandwidth, wider coverage and lightning speed that 5G promises to offer. Associate Professor Tony Quek, Acting Head of Pillar for Information Systems Technology and Design in SUTD and a leader in the field of wireless networks, explains how 5G will be playing a key role in Singapore’s digital transformation and ultimately change the way we live.

New jobs, new directions: The impact of leveraging AI in the music business

Over the last few years, there’s been a steady growth in revenue from digital music. In just six years, revenue from music streaming moved from zero to 40 percent of the overall global recorded music industry revenues, according to a report by IFPI. With revenues to the tune of 11.2 billion dollars a year, the digital model is only set to grow. So “is there still room for a traditional record company?”

Taking Natural Language Processing to greater heights

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has been around for more than 50 years, but has lately gotten more well-known, thanks to the likes of personal assistant applications Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. NLP has also been the driving force behind language translation applications such as Google Translate, but it has been no easy feat coming this far. It continues to be a complex job to enable computers to understand how humans naturally speak or type.