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The Uptake | A Different Approach

Written by The Uptake Published on   2 mins read

In fields ranging from education to customer service, our world is undergoing significant transformations. Are we ready?

Welcome to our roundup newsletter! It’s Friday, and we’ve got a fresh batch of exciting tech news from KrASIA to share with you. If you missed out on any of the latest developments, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!

Although highly regarded, Singapore’s education system has been criticized for overemphasizing test scores and fostering an atmosphere of academic pressure. Edtech companies like Doyobi, led by John Tan, are challenging Singapore’s traditional exam-oriented education system by prioritizing adaptability, resilience, and critical thinking skills. You can read more about Tan’s efforts to revolutionize education in this feature titled “Can Edtech Firms Revolutionize Singapore’s Competitive Mindset?”

In other news, as smart vehicles generate massive amounts of data daily, the demand for cloud services is skyrocketing. Vehicle manufacturers are shifting to public cloud vendors for cost-effective data collection, annotation, and management solutions, fueling rapid growth in the vehicle cloud sector. With cloud enterprises like Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, and Baidu dominating the market, data protection and user privacy emerge as pressing concerns in this increasingly data-driven industry.

In the world of artificial intelligence, Singapore-based voice AI company WIZ.AI has developed TalkGPT, a customer engagement solution that combines ChatGPT’s language model with WIZ.AI’s localized expertise. TalkGPT can understand languages such as English, Chinese, Bahasa, Tagalog, and Singlish, and can help businesses reduce operational costs and increase customer loyalty. By contextualizing ChatGPT’s language model for the ASEAN region, TalkGPT can better meet customers’ expectations and increase overall satisfaction. Some of TalkGPT’s applications include creating marketing campaigns and sending personalized reminders.

Want to be in the know about the latest happenings in Southeast Asia? Then mark your calendar for next week, as KrASIA’s upcoming features include a piece on the implications of Apple’s decision to shift production away from China, an original feature on the Arbitrum DAO controversy, and a sneak peek into what’s in store for the FIS Global Payments Report 2023.

Thank you for reading! It’s time to wrap up for the week, so take a break and enjoy your weekend. You’ve earned it! We’ll be back next week with more news and insights, so stay tuned.

The KrASIA team


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