Grab investing $150 Million in AI over next 12 months
05 September 2019 | 4:01 am
Hooi Ling Tan, co-founder of Singapore ride-hailing giant Grab, talks about artificial intelligence. She speaks on the sidelines of the "Sooner Than You Think" technology conference in Singapore with Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia.
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