From diagnosing diseases to directing traffic on our streets, AI is changing the way we live and work. AI’s transformative potential is exciting, but AI mismanagement has serious and far-reaching consequences. With the recent, widely-publicized cases of personal data breaches, overall sentiments have soured and public opinion on AI has grown divisive. Though Singaporeans are broadly positive about the use AI, there remains a clear dividing line between what people trust AI to do, and what they don’t. In his guest column for Business Times Singapore, Michael Tan writes about addressing this challenge with two core principles of government – trust and transparency.