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PROBLEM STATEMENTS
Real situations faced by industries!
These problem statements have been contributed by our lead collaborator, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, as well as from our industry mentors.
  1. How might we create an end to end solution for researchers to track items/ consumables used in lab so as to maintain an up-to date inventory?
  2. How might we create a real tie cost monitoring system for individual experiments as each experiment uses different consumables?
  3. How might we develop a tool for single input of marketing news / updates across multiple platforms?

  1. How might we create smooth transition strategies for SME enterprises to adopt digital marketing?
  2. How might we create a friendly learning system / app to help elderly to be TECH savvy?
  1. How might we create a mobile app for researchers to quickly count the number of people in a given area just by examining (i) a photograph (ii) multiple photographs of the same scene (iii) a single video recording? The app must be able to work in low-light conditions. Bonus points if the app can infer whether the person is sitting, standing or sleeping
  2. How might we create a system for homeless people to be able to protect their own belongings safely while they sleep so that their belongings will not be stolen? Can their mobile phones become a “security system” to provide a “safe zone” around the homeless person and sound an emergency alert if someone breaches the “safe zone”?
  3. How might we create a system for homeless people to be able to monitor their own blood pressure and sugar level safely and send daily reports to the nearest community nurses?
  4. How might we be able to design a remotely-controlled rover/drone to check out reported homeless sightings in a given area, so that a volunteer can check to see if the homeless person is still there before trying to visit? The volunteer should be able to remotely operate the rover more than halfway across Singapore e.g. a volunteer in Punggol should be able to use the rover to search for a homeless person in a particular street in Choa Chu Kang.
  5. How might we design data-collection strategies (e.g. filling out a social welfare form) to feel more pastoral and less bureaucratic, so that struggling people who have to provide the data will not feel put down or dehumanized, but feel that they are telling their stories?
  6. How might we design an AI program to accurately measure the on-going power dynamics and trust level between two humans in an online conversation, so that we can assess the progress of an online conversation between a person seeking help and a social worker, for example?
  7. How might we design an effective micro-insurance scheme for people in danger of becoming homeless – as in one missed paycheck away from being evicted, so that they can have greater peace of mind should their landlords suddenly evict them?
  8. How might we design an effective micro-investment scheme so that very low-income people can get an opportunity to put their money to work?
  9. How might we design an effective micro-insurance scheme for homeless people to be able to buy insurance for as low as $0.50 to protect their valuables e.g. NRIC or wallets, and even replace any lost / stolen cash?

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