The Big Story: Singaporean kayaker's body found in Terengganu, and the moral dilemma of AI

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

In Thursday's (Aug 15) episode, journalist Vanessa Liu and photojournalist Ariffin Jamar share their experience on the ground in Mersing where search and rescue operations for the two missing Singaporean kayakers were carried out and how the victims' families are coping.

Tech editor Irene Tham talks about an artificial intelligence (AI) package done by ST and an AI quiz that focuses on the moral dilemma associated with the technology.

Topics covered in previous episodes include gout striking younger men and what one can do to lower the risks of this painful condition; the comments made by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that violent protests will push Hong Kong down a "path of no return", and how protests disrupted flights at the city's airport; carpooling services that will need licences under a new regulatory framework; and fake articles masquerading as those from news outlets - such as ST, The New Paper, The Business Times and Lianhe Zaobao - that have been circulating on social media.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Hairianto Diman, the episode will air live from ST's digital studio.