With AI, Facebook can now proactively detect, remove harmful content

Katrina Hallare 11/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With the help of artificial intelligence, Facebook said it can now detect and remove content that goes against its community standards faster. But first, what is artificial intelligence or AI? This was best explained…

Educated yet amoral: AI capable of writing books sparks awe

AFP Relaxnews 09/04/2020

An artificial intelligence (AI) technology made by a firm co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk has won praise for its ability to generate coherent stories, novels and even computer code but it remains blind to racism or sexism.…

Consolacion town has application to monitor movements of residents while under GCQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consolacion, a town in northern Cebu, is using technology to keep track of the movements of the residents now that they are under the general community quarantine (GCQ). Town Mayor Joannes Alegado said…

Consolacion town uses AI to help public on COVID-19 related concerns

Doris C. Bongcac 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Wanting to address as many concerns as possible, the Municipality of Consolacion in northern Cebu has developed a system wherein an automated chat assistant will respond especially to queries relating to the coronavirus…

Labella tells mall management to monitor CCTVs real-time

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is not enough for commercial establishments to put up closed circuit televisions (CCTVs). Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that someone should also be assigned to monitor CCTV recordings real-time as a…

China truck manufacturing firm expands to Visayas, picks Cebu company as distributor

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/01/2019

MANDAUE CITY — Cebu company All Prime International Motor Corp. has been designated as authorized distributor of the Visayas of Sinotruk, China’s biggest heavy duty truck  manufacturing company. All Prime Chairman Oscar Chua noted an increasing demand…

AI is now inevitable in the workplace, says tech expert

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/18/2018

MUCH has been said about artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies that will redefine the future workforce. There are a lot of apprehensions on how AI can displace current low-skill workers, but innovators and those in…

Naming airports

JASON BAGUIA 08/28/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s use of his bully pulpit to advocate for the renaming of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport so that it would bear the name of Lapu-Lapu would be easily understandable to the Cebuano or Visayan who…

Despite AI’s challenges, BPO group sees industry’s growth

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/29/2018

AMID the emergence of new technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) remain optimistic with the industry’s growth. In an interview yesterday, CCAP President Jojo Uligan said contact center…

Gov’t uses AI to address AI threat, save BPO jobs

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) battling artificial intelligence may sound like a science-fiction movie, but for the Philippine government, it is a way to save thousands of Filipinos from being jobless. It is known that several information technology and…

Firms urged to invest in upscaling workforce

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/17/2018

IT, BPM sector and the AI phenomenon With the need to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more apparent, industry experts in Cebu continue to call on companies to invest in upscaling their workforce. At the same time,…

Embracing AI in business is urgent, says exec

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/07/2018

There is now an urgent need for businesses and organizations in Cebu to employ more intelligent technologies in their operations, an official in the industry said. Lito Tayag, country managing director of Accenture Philippines, said Cebu is…

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