1. New Zealand is on top to use AI Products

Tom White, a senior lecturer in media design at Victoria University, is one of this country's foremost experts in AI.

An American who studied computing at MIT, White believes New Zealand "has amazing potential as a society for the coming wave of AI". He suggests that Germany is a better example for our country, because its value system is not centred on individual wealth, recognition, or careers. This makes it "much more conducive to adapting to the near future of living among machines, that are in many ways smarter and more capable than we can currently imagine".

Coping with automation – and AI in general – will be one of the biggest challenges of the coming decades.

2. Singapore to enhance usage of AI Products in Government

The Singapore government is making a concerted push to transform the country’s infocomm and media (ICM) sector, which it has identified as a “key growth multiplier” for other industries in its slowing economy.

The focus areas in Singapore’s newly-launched ICM industry transformation map (ITM) are artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, immersive media and the internet of things (IoT) – areas that are expected to grow the sector by a compound annual rate of 6% and employ more than 210,000 people by 2020.

3. Cloud-first strategy and national AI framework of Malaysia

At the 29th MSC Malaysia Implementation Council Meeting on October 19, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, revealed a number of initiatives to accelerate the adoption of digital technology in the country and boost the digital economy.

The Malaysian government also plans to develop a National Artificial Intelligence (Al) Framework, an expansion of the National Big Data Analytics (BDA) Framework. This will be led by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

4. India Govt. using AI in Agriculture

To empower farmers with technology-oriented solutions like Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, Karnataka government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India.

As part of the MoU, Microsoft with guidance from the Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission (KAPC), Department of Agriculture will develop a multi-variant agricultural commodity price forecasting model.

The model will consider historical sowing area, production, yield, weather datasets and other related datasets as relevant.

For this season, Tur crop has been identified for this prediction model.

5. Google gunning for AI market share in China

Google is actively promoting TensorFlow, software that makes it easier to build artificial intelligence (AI) systems, as a way to forge business ties in China.

More than seven years after exiting China, Google is taking the boldest steps yet to come back. And it’s not with a search engine.

Instead, Google’s ingress is centered around artificial intelligence. The internet giant is actively promoting TensorFlow, software that makes it easier to build artificial intelligence (AI) systems, as a way to forge business ties in the world’s largest online market, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.