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BUILD ON, SINGAPORE 2019 

CHALLENGE STATEMENTS

 

CHALLENGE 1:  SMART PARKING

Providing drivers with near real-time parking information (e.g. parking rates, lot availability, distance from destination) will help drivers make an informed decision on where to park their vehicles. This will enable drivers to minimise their parking charges and/or time needed to circle around looking for available lots, as well as help to reduce traffic congestion as well as carbon emissions.

 

However, parking information is currently not available on a single platform. Drivers typically use navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze) to find their way to their destination but would need to use other portals/apps to obtain parking information. This makes it difficult to make real-time decisions on where to park when they are at or near their destination.

 

CHALLENGE 2: IMPROVING OUR EVERDAY LIVES WITH AN AI VIRTUAL ASSISTANT COUPLED WITH GOVERNMENT-BACKED IDENTITY AND DATA
 

We are at a time of technology and natural language processing where chatbots are increasingly being adopted to handle queries and process transactions in our day-to-day activities. Today, every government agency in Singapore has their own chatbot that is trained and designed to answer domain specific questions from the public. While chatbot as an additional communication channel has helped many citizens, we are constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas and working on improving the chatbot experience for every citizen.

 

For the Whole-of-Government, we are driving towards having a personal AI virtual assistant that can do more than just answering FAQs; a personal AI virtual assistant that can also be your health buddy, serve as an emotional support companion, suggest and book courses/activities, etc. Leveraging a trust framework, such as the one provided by National Digital Identity and e-payment platform to identify the user and provide consent, access to government-backed personal data and will help to facilitate the online conversation.

 

CHALLENGE 3: SMART, FUTURE CAMPUS
 

Space is a powerful way to foster engagement, inspire innovation and drive productivity among students. Come up with a way to leverage data to develop solutions that will improve the students experiences in campus.

 

CHALLENGE 4: SMART EDUCATION - ARCHITECTING STACKABLE CREDENTIALS
 

Education is getting more flexible. Lifelong learners may handpick certain modules to boost their skills, earning a credential at the end of each module. These module credentials can be stacked to a certificate credential, which in turn, can be stacked with other credentials into a higher-level certificate credential.

 

Effort at each step is rewarded, unlike in a traditional course where the credential is only awarded at the very end. Stack-able credentials offer learners unprecedented choice to design and personalize their learning pathways.

CHALLENGE 5: REALIZING THE VALUE OF WORKPLACE DIGITAL DATA

 

As digital transformation is being driven across workplace, staff and office managers also need to adjust and adapt to maximize the benefits of the transformation. While digital transformation is being carried out, large amount of digital data such as email log, Wi-Fi usage data and Skype for Business log are being collected, which can be used to help improving and advancing the workplace transformation further. We will focus on analyzing Wi-Fi data for this project.

CHALLENGE 6: ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE MEASURES

 

There is a significant increase in road traffic accidents in Singapore due to the increasing demand for personal mobility. With complex traffic networks and challenging terrains, these are aggravated by heavy flow of traffic during peak hours. Such road traffic accidents are usually the result of collision of motor vehicles, resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. More often than not, riders and drivers are ignorant of the risks and endanger themselves and others on the roads, due to carelessness that can cause tragic accidents. There is generally a lack of road safety awareness for drivers/riders due to inadequate governance and a non-existent communication for all road traffic users: to know and to observe road traffic safety before they hit the roads.