Digital Economy

The Exponential Speed of Technological Advancement

From computer science, big data, and engineering to robotics and AI. Technology is changing faster than ever before. We are in the midst of a revolution that will transform the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Perhaps in no other area is it more essential for APRU members to bring their research and knowledge capabilities than in the realm of the Digital Economy. APRU strives to help governments make informed decisions, and support companies at the forefront of these technologies navigate through the moral and ethical questions and implications.

To deal with profound change we need to act together. APRU is uniquely positioned to mobilize the intellectual resources of key universities in the Asia-Pacific to positively influence the Digital Economy agenda and its governance. The APRU initiative on the Digital Economy reflects our commitment to help shape the regional conversation on its future, and provide the evidentiary base for policy-making.

 

 

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Digital Economy News & Initiatives

APRU on South China Morning Post: Governments, business and academia must join hands to build trust in AI’s potential for good

APRU on South China Morning Post: Governments, business and academia must join hands to build trust in AI’s potential for good

Original post in SCMP. Concerns about the predatory use of technology, privacy intrusions and worsening social ...
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DiDi and APRU strengthen partnership with MoU and new APEC project

DiDi and APRU strengthen partnership with MoU and new APEC project

APRU and Beijing-based mobile transportation platform Didi Chuxing (DiDi) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ...
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AI For Everyone: New Open Access Book

AI For Everyone: New Open Access Book

APRU is pleased to announce the new release of the book “AI for Everyone: benefitting from and building trust in the ...
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APRU Partners to Close the Digital Skills Gap at APEC

APRU Partners to Close the Digital Skills Gap at APEC

APRU members participated in the APEC Closing the Digital Skills Gap Forum, held in Singapore in mid-July. The forum ...
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Call for a new ministry of ageing to deal with emerging challenges

Call for a new ministry of ageing to deal with emerging challenges

Published by Strait Times Photo above: (From left) NTUC assistant secretary-general Patrick Tay; Singapore University of ...
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APRU updates APEC officials on key insights relating to the Future of Work

APRU updates APEC officials on key insights relating to the Future of Work

APRU Director for Policy & Programs, Christina Schönleber, presented findings and policy recommendations of APRU’s ...
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Diverse Research Collaborations and Transparent Governance Lead to Inclusive AI Policy

Diverse Research Collaborations and Transparent Governance Lead to Inclusive AI Policy

APRU research collaboration calls for the inclusive, ethical, and transparent development of artificial intelligence in a ...
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HKUST Joins Hands with APRU to Examine Transformation of Work in Asia-Pacific

HKUST Joins Hands with APRU to Examine Transformation of Work in Asia-Pacific

HKUST Joins Hands with APRU to Examine Transformation of Work in Asia-Pacific / PDF March 11, 2019 – The School of ...
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APRU Partners with United Nations ESCAP and Google on AI for Social Good

APRU Partners with United Nations ESCAP and Google on AI for Social Good

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to benefit many sectors while it may greatly impact societal structures. For ...
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Joint APRU-Google Projects Serve As a Pillar of New PECC State of the Region Report

Joint APRU-Google Projects Serve As a Pillar of New PECC State of the Region Report

Hong Kong, November 30, 2018 — State of the Region Report 2018-2019 by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) ...
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Bridging the AI Divide between Sciences and Humanities

Bridging the AI Divide between Sciences and Humanities

On January 25, University World News published an article by Keio University Prof. Jiro Kokuryo, entitled, Bridging the AI ...
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Students Across the Asia Pacific Tackle Artificial Intelligence

Students Across the Asia Pacific Tackle Artificial Intelligence

Winners of the APRU-The New York Times Asia-Pacific Student Case Competition on Artificial Intelligence have been ...
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