Hosted by Taiwan Tech Arena and Singularity University, 2018 SingularityU APAC Global Impact Challenge attracted innovators from the APAC region to present their moonshot ideas to solve world’s greatest global challenges — energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity and security — by using exponential technology. On August 10th, the 10 finalists of this year’s challenge will take the stage and compete for a 10-week Ventures Incubator Program at Singularity University.
Come to the final pitch event to see how AI can change the lives of a billion people in the future.
We also invite the AI application roboticist expert Professor Hod Lipson from Columbia University to deliver a keynote speech to share his research on the Six Waves of Robotics and AI.
Pitch Event Rundown
09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
09:30 ~ 09:37 Opening. Remarks by Dr. Chyou-Huey Chiou, Director General, Department of Academic-Industrial Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology
09:37 ~ 09:40 Group Photo
09:40 ~ 10:10 Keynote: Prof. Hod Lipson, Columbia University / Singularity Faculty
Endgame: The Six Waves of Robotics and AI
This keynote outlines a brief history of AI, and its embodied cousin, Robotics. We follow the field from AI’s inception nearly a century ago, into its recent accelerating ascent, and into the future.
10:10 ~ 12:00 Final Pitch, in following order
|Project Name||Team / Company Name||Focused Area||Project Description|
|TeamFlow Emotional Wellness||Individual: Aya Terasawa||Biotech||To prevent and do early stage intervention of emotional crisis and emotional challenges with AI + empathetic tech.|
|aetherAI||aetherAI||Biotech||A medical image AI incubator, especially in pathology. Let hospitals can build their medical image AI models.|
|RehaPal||LongGood||Biotech||To provide humanoid robots for physical therapy to medical institutions.|
|Micro Vibration Detector||Individual: Kun-Chieh Chang||Biotech||Using Optics Pattern to detect micro vibration on human skin to diagnose diseases, especially in Parkinson’s disease.|
|Use air to make shoes||AP Plasma Corporation||Circular Economy||Deep vision technology combined with an artificial intelligence auto-learning architecture to accelerate technology maturity and flexibility.|
|10 Minutes Intermission|
|WeavAir||WeavAir||Circular Economy||To reduce energy consumption and costs of HVAC systems through networked sensor add-ons for the HVAC systems.|
|Cartesi||Cartesi PTE LTD||Blockchain||An infrastructure layer that is bringing real world computations to the blockchain.|
|Trampoline||BeamAndGo||IoT||To extend BeamAndGo’s payment and ecommerce platform to include a micro-consumer loan platform matching lenders with migrant workers.|
|eBus||FaceHeart||AIoT||Intelligent Vision based Driver Status and Physiological Information Monitoring System.|
|Rumarocket||Rumarocket.com||AIoT||To develop automated machine learning models tailor fit to a company’s recruitment, retention and people management needs.|
12:00 ~ 13:00 Networking
13:00 ~ 13:08 Closing remarks of Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
13:08 ~ 13:20 Awards Ceremony
13:20 ~ 14:30 Networking
13:20 ~ 13:40 Interview: media with winners and finalists