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Dealing with data in a Smart Nation

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AS Singapore moves rapidly towards the goal of a Smart Nation where we, or rather our data sets, are plugged in, always connected and organised by artificial intelligence, it's time to stop and ask: Is our data safe, and are we safe from our data?

Cybersecurity is the first priority. But also crucial are the ethics surrounding the use of the vast amounts of data being collected every day. We speak to those leading Singapore's advances in AI, for Brunch in The Business Times Weekend this Saturday.

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