10 must-reads for today

A pro-democracy activist holding a sign showing Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip in Hong Kong yesterday.
A pro-democracy activist holding a sign showing Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip in Hong Kong yesterday.PHOTO: REUTERS
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Disrespecting the Chinese national anthem may soon come at the price of three years in jail and a fine in Hong Kong. The penalties are prescribed in a Bill presented to the city's lawmakers and which critics say raises fresh fears over freedom of expression.

A framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be ethically and responsibly used by businesses was released by Singapore at a World Economic Forum meeting. It is the first in Asia to give detailed and readily implementable guidance on the use of AI for private sector organisations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe