The government is tapping the country's reserves for a second time to fund the SG$33 billion ($23.26 billion) Fortitude Budget, its fourth in a series of funds injections to help its business community and population ride out the pandemic. Together, these total some SG$92.9 billion, or 19.2% of Singapore's GDP, with the growth forecast today being further downgraded to a contraction of between 4% and 7%, from its earlier projection of a 1% to 4% contraction. … [Read more...] about Singapore puts $352M focus on digital transformation to help firms cope with pandemic fallout
Despite the delays, therefore, one would expect the communications campaign for the NHSX's contact-tracing app to have gone all out. In Australia, after all, even McDonald's and Hungry Jacks pushed notifications to their users encouraging them to download the government's Covidsafe app. But instead, the NHSX app seems to have gone off the radar for the past month or so; in fact, the latest official update on the organization's blog dates back to 8 May. … [Read more...] about Contact-tracing app: How much difference will it really make?
Most experts agree that COVID-19is going to be around for some time. Widespread availability of a vaccine is at least 18 months away. But business can't and won't be on hold during that time. Technology will play a pivotal role in running your business during the pandemic. So far, many firms have focused their pandemic technology strategy on enabling remote workers. But now they need to widen their scope. … [Read more...] about Manage through the pandemic’s next stage with technologies in four categories
NEW DELHI: To promote e-learning during the COVID-19 lockdown, IIT Roorkee has launched an advanced certification course on Deep Learning at Cloudxlab.com. The course is a new addition to a host of pre-existing courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science and many more. It will be delivered by the faculty of IIT Roorkee and other experts from the industry. The classes will be streamed online through a live video. Upon completion of the course, users will receive a certification from IIT Roorkee. This course follows the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIT Roorkee and Cloudxlab.com, a US-based ed-tech company. “COVID-19 has triggered a nationwide lockdown. This is the best time for the youth as well as others to upskill themselves. This initiative will be attractive for users who aim to excel in the technical field. The partnership with CloudxLab.com will amplify our reach to offer the latest knowledge in tune with the needs of … [Read more...] about IIT Roorkee launches advance online certification course on Deep Learning
Venue appears to be Facebook’s attempt to dethrone Twitter’s role as the de facto way to chat with others while watching an event live, TechCrunch notes. However, while Twitter allows any of its users to join a conversation, usually by tweeting along using a hashtag, Venue is a much more curated experience. Commentary will mainly come from select expert commentators such as journalists or athletes, while public participation will be concentrated into conversations or polls around specific moments. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s latest experiment is an attempt to make live TV events more social