DTI official Marie Sherylyn said “there is a need to get rid of bad regulations that could stifle competition and inhibit innovation” as the digital economy continues to flourish in the country.
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The move comes after presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr.’s press briefing last May 3 where he relayed Malacanang’s position for Australian networking firm SpeedCast to relinquish its role as a sub-contractor for the 2018 Pipol Konek Project.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched on Wednesday, May 5, the national artificial intelligence (AI) roadmap which made the Philippines one of the first 50 countries in the world to have a national strategy and policy on AI.
The government said it will relaunch the multi-billion Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) after it crashed due to the sheer number of Filipinos wanting to register during its launch last April 30.
Local conglomerate Aboitiz Group has broken into the data science and artificial intelligence (DSAI) space with the launch of its new Singapore-headquartered subsidiary Aboitiz Data Innovation or ADI.
DOST-PCIEERD is intending to support a total of 235 research projects under identified priority areas.
The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has called on commercial training centers to “cease reproducing — digitally or in print — copies of standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), including those adopted as Philippine National Standards (PNS), as such practice constitutes copyright infringement”.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officially launched on Friday, April 30, the national quick response (QR) code standard for consumer-to-business payments with PayMaya as the first financial technology firm in the country to adopt QR PH for merchants.