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πŸ“° #TechNews: Empowering Government agencies to build their own websites

By now, you will have become familiar with our GoWhere suite! Developed to provide intuitive location-based search capabilities for Government campaigns, services, and information, the GoWhere suite of products has played an essential role in ensuring accessibility and awareness among citizens.

We've just launched DIYGoWhere, a lightweight platform for agencies to build, manage, and publish their GoWhere websites. This easy-to-use portal allows agency users to manage their content with an automated user approval workflow before publishing.

Read on to learn how we are enabling a more efficient digital government!
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-059

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πŸ“° #TechNews: Meet Su Giam from our Tech Kaki Community!

Have you ever used a digital service and thought, β€œβ€˜OMG, why is this so difficult to use?” πŸ˜…

If this is you, we invite you to join our Tech Kaki community. As a Tech Kaki, you help to bridge the gap between tech builders and everyday users by sharing your opinions and experiences. Your contributions ensures that government digital products and services are truly built to benefit and meet the needs of our citizens and businesses.

Read about Su Giam’s journey as a member of our Tech Kaki community!
πŸ”— go.gov.sg/tg-technews-061

Join our Tech Kaki community:
πŸ”— go.gov.sg/tech-kaki-newsletter

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πŸ“° #TechNews: 5 free ways you can get smarter about AI

AI or Human, can you tell the difference between their writing styles the difference in their writing? Empower yourself with these AI tips and knowledge to live, work, and play smarter.

Read this TechNews article to know more: πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-062

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πŸ“° #TechNews: How Singapore Pursues Inclusivity

With rapid digitalisation, technology is increasingly ingrained in every aspect of our daily lives. As we reap the benefits of digitalisation, it is also vital that we don’t leave anyone behind on our Smart Nation journey.

Read this TechNews article to learn more about digital inclusivity and the role you can play in creating an inclusive society:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-063

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πŸ“’ #Survey: Share tech topics you are curious about with us!

GovTech is constantly looking to create better content for you!

Share with us the tech topics that you are curious about or the burning tech questions you have, in this survey by 21 June 2024, 11.59pm:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/contentsurvey-2024

We will select 10 entrants to win exclusive GovTech swags for their contributions. Terms and conditions:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/contentsurvey-2024-tnc

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πŸ“° #TechNews: 3 smart city innovations in Singapore you may not know

Not all buttons are created equal. Learn how the Personal Alert Button can save lives and explore other noteworthy smart city innovations:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-064

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πŸ“° #TechNews: Seniors and Persons with Disabilities have their say on how to improve digital services

Curiosity is the seed of progress!

At the annual learning festival on digital accessibility and inclusivity for public officers. we launched the Co-Creation Lab. In its inaugural session, it brought together the public and private sectors, as well as end-users, in a unique initiative to enhance the accessibility of digital services in Singapore.

95 attendees from the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Senior communities, as well as digital product teams from the banking, e-commerce, healthcare and transportation industries, joined forces to discuss user pain points and brainstorm possible solutions.

Read more about the discussions and outcomes of the Co-Creation Lab here:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-065

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πŸ“’ #Survey: Share tech topics you are curious about with us!

We are constantly looking to create better content for you!

Our survey is closing in πŸ—“ 3 days time on 21 June, 11:59pm! Don’t forget to share with us the tech topics that you are curious about or the burning tech questions you have in this survey:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/contentsurvey-2024

We will select 10 entrants to win exclusive GovTech swags for their contributions. Terms and conditions:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/contentsurvey-2024-tnc

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πŸ—“ #Event: STACK Meetup - Driving AI First Software Engineering

πŸ†• In our upcoming session, delve deeper into AI software engineering with Thoughtworks. Get insights on GenAI tools that can enhance a developer’s experience and learn how to mitigate risks.

πŸ’‘ For the first time at STACK Meetup, we’ll demo how SG Gov AI-powered digital products are making work vastly easier and faster. Discover how AI Bots, AISAY, and Sense solve public officers' pain points in data organisation.

πŸ“† 26 June 2024 (Wed)
⏰ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
πŸ“ GovTech Headquarters, Level 10
10 Pasir Panjang Road, Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117438

Register via the FormSG link now:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/stackmeetup-26jun2024

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P1 Registration exercise starts on 2 July

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Calling all parents! It’s an important time for you as you register your children for Primary 1!

πŸ“… Registration begins on 2 July 2024
πŸ“ It’s conducted online and you will need your #Singpass

Save our cheatsheet of essential tips to prepare you for the process, and download the #ParentsGateway app for comprehensive resources and real-time school updates.

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πŸ—“ #Event: STACK Meetup - Safeguarding Privacy With Innovation

πŸ†• In our upcoming session, we will explore Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) and how data collectors and processors can use these technologies to safeguard users' personal data.

The session will also feature a guest speaker from TikTok who will share their experience balancing data privacy and utility, and introduce their new open-source project called PrivacyGo.

πŸ“† 11 July 2024 (Thu)
⏰ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
πŸ“ GovTech Headquarters, Level 10
10 Pasir Panjang Road, Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117438

Register via the FormSG link now:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/stackmeetup-11jul2024

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Immigration Services that leverage #Singpass

Our friends at the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) work hard to keep our borders safe and immigration services secure.

The recent use of QR codes for immigration clearance lets car travellers enjoy a faster and more convenient experience, with time savings of around 20 seconds to a minute per car. If you’re driving to Malaysia this weekend, generate your QR code in the MyICA app with #Singpass! Developed over an 11-month period, the solution is designed to streamline the checks required by immigration officers and ensure user-friendliness.

Learn more about Singpass at: https://www.singpass.gov.sg

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Take charge of your health with these smart solutions.

From the Health Appointment System to HealthierSGGoWhere, find out more about the tech tools available to help Singaporeans prioritise their well-being.

Have you tried looking for a healthy activity near you to participate in?

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πŸ“° #TechNews: How are we leading Singapore's fight against scams

Singapore Police Force reported that there has been a 47% increase in scams from 2022 to 2023. The creation of anti-scam products are not a one-time fix, and hence we need to be at the forefront and have constant vigilance to safeguard our citizens.

Read to learn more:
πŸ”— https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-066

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Are you a small business owner in Singapore? Here are three helpful tools powered by GovTech to support you on your business journey: πŸ”—https://go.gov.sg/tg-technews-067

As a business owner, which platforms are essential for you?

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Ever wondered how #AI is transforming everyday lives?

AI has become indispensable, revolutionising how we live and work. From streamlining work tasks to enhancing daily routines, discover how these individuals leverage AI to make a difference.

React with a ❀️ if AI is part of your everyday life!
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#TrustDocs: Documents you can trust

TrustDocs are secure, tamper-resistant documents you can verify digitally and safeguard against document fraud. Its unique security feature can detect even the slightest change to its contents during verification.

Learn more about TrustDocs and how to verify them, visit https://go.gov.sg/trustdocs1t
Master #Singpass app at your own pace

As part of IMDA’s Digital Skills for Life framework, you can access this e-learning module to learn how to use the Singpass app: go.gov.sg/smctr-singpass-dfl-2024

Share this post with someone who will benefit from this resource or needs a refresher on keeping their Singpass safe.

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