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VisionX secures finalist spot in SCS Splash Awards 2023

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Wed, 8 Nov 2023
VisionX secures finalist spot in SCS Splash Awards 2023

The VisionX team — comprising 3 students from James Cook University in Singapore — has earned a spot as one of the 20 finalists in the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) Splash Awards 2023.

James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore is proud to announce that "VisionX," a team of 3 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology programme, had the opportunity to compete in the SCS Splash Awards 2023 on October 30, 2023, after securing a spot in the top 20.

The team comprises Keoborany Houv, Hsu Myat Mon, and Hpone Myat Min, who showcased their ingenuity and problem-solving skills in their project submission. In line with this year's theme, "Building Resilience with Technology," their creative approach to addressing essential questions concerning Singapore's societal well-being and development was commendable.

The team proposed a mobile solution for the visually impaired community that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) for real-time image detection and voice guidance in navigating their surroundings. In addition, the solution also aims to pair the visually impaired with volunteers in their last-mile commute.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the SCS Splash Awards remains Singapore's longest-running technology competition for students. This year, the competition has expanded, allowing more students from pre-tertiary and tertiary institutions across Singapore increased opportunities to present their technological innovations. There were 115 teams and a total of 345 students participated in the SCS Splash Awards 2023.

“This experience has taught us that in the world of technology, the only limits that exist are the ones we set for ourselves,” said Keoborany Houv. “We may be students, but we're also creators, problem solvers, and the architects of our future. As finalists, we've already won by pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and now, the world is our canvas for innovation.”

This year's challenge theme "Building Resilience with Tech" encouraged participants to explore and harness generative artificial intelligence (AI) in their projects to solve thought-provoking questions related to the nation's community development and quality of life. Participants also had opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in generative AI through specialised workshops, and learned how to deploy their applications on cloud platforms.

Dr Randy Zhu, a lecturer in Information Technology at JCU in Singapore, expressed his enthusiasm for VisionX's accomplishment, "It's inspiring to see the creative contributions of our students in this competition. The team has demonstrated remarkable proficiency in using AI for problem-solving."

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