$18m boost for IDM projects
Ever had trouble hunting down a kernel of information on a massive website, like the ones that belong to banks and governments? Well, some day soon a virtual helper may appear on the screen and point you in the right direction - without you even having to ask.
The drive to incorporate artificial intelligence like this into websites, among other things, got a major boost from the Government yesterday.
The Media Development Authority announced that 13 projects from local universities will be given a total of $18 million to develop what officials call interactive digital media (IDM). It marks the second round of grants handed out by a Government-run group created to promote research in IDM. Fourteen projects were selected in the first round last year, and about $22 million was given out.
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