Robots, AI and Society

March 2021 Pulse On 23 Jan 19, Minister for Communications and Information, S. Iswaran, announced that Singapore has released a framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used ethically and responsibly in businesses. Making this announcement at the World...

Meritocracy and Its Discontents

February 2021 Pulse In an article published by The Straits Times (October 25, 2018) entitled ‘Meritocracy and the Paradox of Success’, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung observes that meritocracy, which arises ‘from a belief in fairness, seems to have paradoxically...

The Conversion Therapy Controversy

February 2021 Pulse One of the most controversial issue surrounding people struggling with same-sex attraction arguably is whether their sexual ‘orientation’ can or should be ‘corrected’ through therapy. For many, the very idea of treating people who are same-sex...

Imitatio Christi

January 2021 Pulse In their book, As Iron Sharpens Iron, Howard and William Hendricks emphasise the importance of spiritual mentoring before the idea became fashionable in evangelicalism. Stressing the cruciality of this work of spiritual direction in the Church, they...

Expanding the Scope of Assisted Suicide

January 2021 Pulse On the 24 February 2020, BBC reported that the Canadian government has put forward a Bill to expand the scope of its current laws on assisted suicide to include people who are not terminally ill. If passed by Parliament, the new law will create a...

Dancing with Monsters

December 2020 Pulse One of the most interesting books I’ve read about the irrational fascination that leftist intellectuals have for tyrants and terrorists is Jamie Glazov’s United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror (2009). With impeccable research...