Thai PM Srettha Thavisin announces official launch of digital wallet scheme

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin delivering a speech.
Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin delivering a speech. Photo: เศรษฐา ทวีสิน - Srettha Thavisin / Facebook.

After months of delay, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the official launch of the “digital wallet” scheme today, saying that the estimated 50 million Thai [Read More…]

Thailand’s ‘digital wallet’ scheme not copy of 1999 Japanese model

Government Complex at Chaeng Wattana Road, Bangkok.
Government Complex at Chaeng Wattana Road, Bangkok. Photo: Abhisit Vejjajiva / Peerapat Wimolrungkarat (พีรพัฒน์ วิมลรังครัตน์).

Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat has dismissed a suggestion that the Pheu Thai party’s digital wallet scheme is a copy of the Japanese model, introduced [Read More…]

Hardscrabble lottery vendors hit by digital revolution

Thai people who have no employment, elderly and disabled often sell lottery tickets as a way of surviving
Thai people who have no employment, elderly and disabled often sell lottery tickets as a way of surviving. Photo: Gerry Popplestone / flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Small lottery vendors across the country are now dreading the expansion of digital lottery tickets – which are sold not just through major private electronic [Read More…]

Mor Prom app being turned into national digital health platform

Mor Prom App
Thailand has launched the "Mor Prom" (meaning as "doctor’s ready") where locals can register via LINE official account or mobile application to get their vaccine appointments. Image: Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) - Assumption University.

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Mor Prom mobile application, initially developed to track Covid cases, is now being turned into a national online health platform. The [Read More…]

Life Gets Easier with ReadMe Program that Digitizes Documents and Images Developed Right Here in Thailand

Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University
Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University. Photo: gorlapraveen. CC BY-SA 4.0.

A team from Chula’s Faculty of Engineering have made use of AI Deep Tech to develop a program that scans documents and images into OCR [Read More…]

Microsoft Signs Memorandum in Support of Thailand 4.0

Microsoft sign at German Microsoft campus
The Microsoft sign at the entrance of the German Microsoft campus. Photo: Johannes Hemmerlein.

BANGKOK (NNT) – Microsoft Asia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in support of Thailand’s digital transition and affirmed its commitment to Thailand 4.0. [Read More…]