The digital landscape is growing. As the use of technology becomes more prevalent in our daily lives, the trustworthiness of technology has become an important facet to ensure that the systems we use and transactions we make remain secure, fair, and protect user privacy. IMDA is looking ahead in at nascent technologies that help guarantee privacy, verify trust, and provide confidence to businesses and individuals as they transact digitally.
Digital Trust Centre
The Digital Trust Centre (DTC), launched at the AsiaTechX (ATx) Singapore 2022 on 1 June 2022, will lead Singapore’s research and development efforts for trust technologies and support talent development in this space. Funded by IMDA and the National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2025 (RIE 2025) and hosted by the Nanyang Technological University, the centre is a national effort to focus on key areas of Trust Technologies, such as Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) for data sharing and solutions to evaluate the trustworthiness of AI systems.
This national effort to reinforce Singapore’s position as a trusted digital innovation hub will comprise of:
- Trust Tech Research – Enable Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) and Research Institutes (RI) to pursue research excellence in Trust Technologies and drive local and international collaborations.
- Trust Tech Innovations – Encourage academia and enterprises to co-develop and mature research ideas into market-ready solutions.
- New sandbox environment – Enable businesses to experiment with Trust Technologies to alleviate challenges with data sharing.
- Deepen local capabilities – Nurture 100 R&D talents in digital trust.
A.I. Verify – AI Governance Testing Framework & Toolkit
IMDA and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) developed A.I. Verify, a testing framework and toolkit that provides AI system owners an objective and verifiable way to demonstrate responsible AI. The toolkit aims to provide a “one-stop” tool for technical tests to be conducted, offering a guided interface to help organisations through the testing process. A.I. Verify is currently released as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and we welcome organisations to pilot the MVP with us. Click here to find out more.