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Podcast | How to invest in artificial intelligence in Asia-Pacific?

August 09, 2023


Shelter from the storm

August 09, 2023

Bilge Arslan

Analyst, policy and insights

Bilge is an analyst at Economist Impact in Singapore. She has worked on research projects in sustainability and climate change, sustainable finance, resilient cities, future of work and skills and financial services with diverse clients. 

Bilge graduated from Yale-NUS College in Singapore with a major in Economics and a minor in Global Affairs. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she worked at Silverstrand Capital, an impact investor focusing on investments in biodiversity. She was also an ESG research and analytics intern at the startup RIMM Sustainability where she contributed to building a SaaS platform for sustainability management, reporting and optimisation.

Episode 6: How to invest in artificial intelligence in Asia-Pacific?

The era of AI has begun. Asia-Pacific’s spending on AI will reach around $50 billion in 2026. In the sixth episode of the series "Shelter from the storm: Investing in the era of uncertainty," sponsored by EquitiesFirst, we discuss the opportunities and risks around artificial intelligence investments in Asia-Pacific. Our guest speakers talk about the new business models emerging from the expanding industry applications of AI and how investors can leverage the associated investment opportunities. What AI can offer is almost limitless, but the opportunities don’t come without risks.

Our guests are:

  • William Bao Bean, managing director at Orbit Startups and general partner at SOSV
  • Arvind Sethumadhavan, founder at The AI Living Lab

"Shelter from the storm: Investing in the era of uncertainty" is a ten-part podcast series, supported by EquitiesFirst.

The episode is hosted by Bilge Arslan, analyst, Policy and Insights at Economist Impact.

The podcast has been prepared for informational purposes only. This episode is not an offering of a financial product or investment advice. It is not intended for residents in any jurisdiction where its use is not authorised or is unlawful.

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