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Southeast Asian countries leverage digital ID and IT infrastructure for cashless aid during pandemic

Efforts by Singapore’s government to prepare the island nation’s digital infrastructure, including its national digital identity system, helped it cope…

 

Facial biometrics and smart city technology rise in Asia gets new incentive from pandemic

Facial recognition and other smart city technologies could be rolled out more quickly in Japan over the coming months, after…

 

Hotels in Singapore roll out contactless AI, biometric tech to attract guests

To keep people interested in the hospitality sector, while fully aware of the COVID-19 threat, hotels in Singapore are rolling…

 

Singapore and Australia economic pact to support cross-border digital ID

Singapore and Australia have entered a digital economy pact which will involve starting pilot projects that include artificial intelligence, data…

 

Biometric facial verification to replace passwords and ID documents for online services in Singapore

Singapore’s planned national facial identification service will replace passwords and physical credentials with biometrics for a range of processes and…

 

HID Global fingerprint technology selected for Singapore Police biometric eKYC system

The traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has chosen HID Lumidigm V-series Fingerprint Sensors from HID Global to verify…

 

Datasonic secures $1.7M biometrics contract for Malaysia-Singapore border

Datasonic has secured a facial recognition e-gate contract for the Malaysia-Singapore border crossing worth RM6.97 million (US$1.7 million) from Malaysia’s…

 

Singapore, New Zealand, Chile finalize digital economy pact negotiations

Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile have finalized negotiations for the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that addresses e-invoicing, digital identities,…

 

Million-dollar investments drive AI research, innovation at Oxford, Georgia Tech, Singapore

Oxford University is looking at international candidates to fill out the position of director of its new Institute for Ethics…

 

New biometric checks launch at Singapore and Australia airports

A trial of contactless biometric immigration checks without the use of a passport is being trialed at Changi Airport Terminal…

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