Generally, Singapore is already amongst the countries that have adapted to technological initiatives; Being amongst the most digitalized centres, Singapore's newly launched Center of Excellence for autonomous and remotely operated vessels (CEAOPS) aims to be the national focal point for research and development in Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).
Based on the research, Singapore acquired the total score of 75.8 out of 100, with London being close achieving a 75.6, coming third was New York with 72.7, San Francisco 71.9, Paris 71.0, Stockholm 70.4, Stockholm 70.4, Amsterdam 68.6, Boston 68.5, Berlin 67.3, and Sydney 67.3.
The cities were equally rated with four criteria based on their ability to deal and use AI technologies. In essence:
- the city capacity to follow through on forward-looking plans;
- quality of a digital transformation roadmap;
- quality of skilled workers;
- how activation and asset base affect the overall momentum of digital development.
A highlight of the study was that non of the cities studies ranked in the top 20 across all four criteria.
In addition, the study highlights that Singapore aspires to invest in a higher quality transportation network via technology, to supply quality care for the senior citizens, to use more cashless payments methods and lastly to set up a well-secured and open data marketplace.
As Timocin Pervane, partner of the Al study stated,
Most cities plan to use AI to become ‘smart cities’ or the next Silicon Valley, but few focus on the bigger, strategic social and economic opportunities and challenges, such as the need to retrain people who may be forced to look for new work as a result of the broad deployment of AI.
Concluding, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched their Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index, identifying Shanghai as the world’s best-connected container port, with Singapore in second place and Ningbo a third place in the Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index.