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SMU submits two COVID-19 tech solutions to the 2020 Paris Peace Forum

Singapore Management University (SMU) has submitted two technological solutions to the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) themed “Bouncing back to a better world”, which will take place in November 2020. 

The third edition of PPF 2020 will focus on projects and initiatives aimed at addressing COVID-19 and improving collective resilience of the world population.

SMU's two project submissions are research initiatives currently undertaken by the SMU School of Law’s Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) and the School of Information Systems (SIS). 

The solutions leverage the development of intelligent technology to improve social distancing measures and identification of vulnerable populations, which may be challenging to manage using physical human means.

Photo courtesy: SMU
Photo courtesy: SMU

CAIDG’s research focuses on post pandemic eldercare. Using AI and big data innovation, it will provide a diagnostic risk modelling tool which helps predict population vulnerability for the elderly, especially in low and middle income countries.  

The exercise will pilot in India and will thereafter be rolled out to other countries at later stages. 

The second project submission is the Singapore Spacer, a collaborative effort between SMU’s School of Information Systems and the National University of Singapore (NUS).  The tool makes use of Wifi networks to accumulate information on the density of people in areas without disrupting living routines.

Data collected allows the owners of facilities and public spaces to make principled choices about what actions to take to reduce the likelihood of person to person COVID-19 transmission. Policies to limit community spread can also be evaluated on their effectiveness based on this information.

The Singapore Spacer system went live in April at the NUS campus.

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