Singapore aims to drive digital trust at its $ 36.3 million research facility

Singapore has established facilities to drive the development of digital trust technology, including tools for ensuring privacy in data exchange and assessing the reliability of digital systems.

The new facility, called the Digital Trust Center, will drive US research and development (R & D) efforts in digital trust technology and develop the talent needed, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said.

It was noted that trust technology aims to strengthen the system of digital trust principles that span privacy, accountability, identity, completeness, fairness, security, and compliance.

According to IMDA, increasing connectivity, data usage, and emerging technologies underscore the need for digital trust in the global economy. This requires the technology to be used safely and responsibly, he said. “Digital trust is the user’s trust in the ability of people, technologies and processes to build a secure digital world,” said the Singapore Government.

The Digital Trust Center will be funded by IMDA and the National Research Foundation with an investment of $ 50 million ($ 36.36 million). Nanyang Technological University is entrusted with the establishment of the center.

The new facility will facilitate research by enabling higher education and research institutes to build research capabilities in trusted technologies and promote national and international cooperation.

It will also encourage organizations and academia to co-develop and drive research ideas for commercialization. In addition, the Trust Center provides a sandbox that enables businesses to test trust technologies that address data sharing challenges.

According to IMDA, the center will train 100 R & D professionals in the Digital Trust.

Montreal Partnership Focusing on Reliable AI

IMDA also announced a new partnership with the Center for International Experts in Montreal (CEIMIA) for the advancement of artificial intelligence in the “Privacy Enhancement Techniques” (PET) project on Wednesday.

These included tools and processes that allowed sharing of insights extracted from the data without disclosing the data. According to IMDA, this has the potential to derive value from personal and proprietary data that businesses typically do not want to disclose.

Under cross-border collaboration, the two cities will perform practical PET demonstrations of AI systems, extract insights and develop actionable guidance for AI developers and system owners.

This will further guide PET’s future R & D work and business adoption and contribute to the development of international standards.

This project aims to show how PET can implement an AI system for ongoing efforts by the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) in climate change control, better health, and future work. is. Such AI systems involve commercial and government stakeholders, often spanning multiple jurisdictions, making it more attractive to use PET to overcome data barriers.

Singapore is a founding member of GPAI, a stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting international cooperation towards the operation of AI.

Under the partnership, CEIMIA and IMDA have committed their respective expertise, including Singapore’s Digital Trust Center, and leveraged ongoing efforts by other GPAI working groups to scope the actual PET application. , Design, engineering, and demonstration.

Last week, Singapore unveiled a governance testing framework and toolkit to demonstrate “objective and verifiable” usage of AI. This move was part of the government’s efforts to increase transparency in AI deployment through technical and process checks.

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