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Fact Check : Amazing Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

Fact Check : Amazing Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

Did China create these amazing robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland, beating even the Japanese?

Watch the viral clip for yourself, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : China Created Classic Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

Here is the video that countless people have been sharing on social media and even on YouTube. It is often paired with a short explanation in (broken) English.

This classic dance is only created in China and broadcast in Shanghai Disneyland. They are not female dance artists, but all robots made in China.

The performance time is only about 5 minutes, but the ticket queue time takes 4 hours , The ticket price is 499 yuan.

It has surpassed Japan in complexity, and saw its perfect facial expressions. Send this video to everyone to watch, let us enjoy together…

 

Classic Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland : The Truth

The agility and grace of these classic robot dancers at Shanghai Disneyland is amazing.

The less gullible would point out that it is something you would only expect from professional human dancers, and they would be right.

Fact #1 : That Is A Video Of A CBDF Competition

That is actually a video clip from one of the many competitions organised and broadcast by the CBDF (Chinese Ballroom Dance Federation).

Although we cannot ascertain who the dancers are, you can see the CBDF logo in the background, at 4:06 and 4:41.

No robot made today can match their agility and grace.

Fact #2 : 499 Yuan Was The Entry Price To Shanghai Disneyland

The fake story claimed that the ticket to watch this performance costs 499 Yuan – about US$73 / £55 / RM303. That would be ridiculously exorbitant for a single show.

In truth, that was the cost of an entry ticket to the Shanghai Disneyland when it first opened in February 2016.

Since 6 June 2018, it has been priced at 399 Yuan (off-peak), 575 Yuan (peak) and 665 Yuan (peak holiday).

Fact #3 : Disneyland Does Not Charge Extra To Watch Certain Shows

Anyone who has been to Disneyland knows that the entry fee is pricey. That’s because it covers all rides and shows inside Disneyland.

You only need to pay for food and drinks, and arcade games. Or if you opt to purchase Disney Fastpasses (Fastpass, FastPass+, MaxPass) to bypass long queues at popular rides or shows.

Otherwise, all rides and shows are free to enjoy once you enter Disneyland.

Fact #4 : That Is Not The Only Fake Video Of Chinese Robot Dancers

That is not the only fake video of Chinese robot dancers.

This one circulated earlier, claiming to be of a female robot dancer that beats Japanese made-robots.

In this example, they took the video clip from the 2018 World Dance Sport Federation Championship in Lithuania…

Recommended : Did China Create This Amazing Female Dancing Robot?

 

Who Would Create Fake Stories About Robot Dancers?

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created and shared.

Some believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas.

Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

Please share this fact check with your friends, so they know the truth!

 

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Did China Create This Amazing Female Dancing Robot?

Did China create this amazing female dancing robot for a dance show in Shanghai?

Watch the viral video for yourself, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Did China Create This Amazing Dancing Robot?

Here is the video that countless people have been sharing on social media and even on YouTube. It is often paired with a short explanation in (broken) English.

Can u believe that this female dancer is robot ? The dance was held in Shanghai n it lasted only 5 minutes but the queue was 4hrs n cost 499 Yuan!

It has surpassed Japan in complexity, and saw its perfect facial expressions. Send this video to everyone to watch, let us enjoy together…

 

Amazing Female Dancing Robot : The Truth

The agility and grace of this female dancing robot, and its facial expressions, are incredible.

The less gullible would point out that it is something you would only expect from a real human being, and they would be right.

Fact #1 : That Is A Video Of A WDSF Competition

That is actually a video clip from the 2018 World Dance Sport Federation Championship in Lithuania.

The initials WDSF (World Dance Sport Federation) can be seen, together with the recording date at the upper left corner of the video.

Fact #2 : The Dance Only Lasted A Minute

The dance in the video only lasted just over a minute, even though the accompanying fake message claimed it lasted for 5 minutes.

Fact #3 : Those Are Lithuanian Dance Champions

Both dancers are very human. In fact, they are Lithuanian dance champions Ieva Zukauskaite (female), and Evaldas Sodeika (male).

Fact #4 : 499 Yuan Was The Entry Price To Shanghai Disneyland

The fake story claimed that the ticket to watch this performance costs 499 Yuan – about US$73 / £55 / RM303. That would be ridiculously exorbitant for a short dance.

In truth, that was “copied” from the two earlier hoaxes (here and here) about robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland.

Even that was not accurate, because 499 Yuan was the cost of an entry ticket to the Shanghai Disneyland when it first opened in February 2016.

Since 6 June 2018, it has been priced at 399 Yuan (off-peak), 575 Yuan (peak) and 665 Yuan (peak holiday).

 

Why Would Someone Create This Fake Story?

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created and shared.

Some believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas.

Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

Please share this fact check with your friends, so they know the truth!

 

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These 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Winners Will Change The World

Asia has chosen their representatives to the 2019 Imagine Cup World Championships – Team Caeli from India! They also honoured Team RailinNova from China and Team AidUSC from the Philippines. Congratulations!

 

What Is The Imagine Cup?

Held and sponsored by Microsoft since 2003, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition.

Teams of students from across the globe work together with mentors and industry leaders to bring their biggest and boldest ideas to life.

The five Imagine Cup judges evaluated the merits of these 12 top teams in a three-step process :

  • a 3-minute product presentation
  • 5 minutes of hands-on time
  • a Q&A session

To avoid bias and group-think, the judges evaluated the teams independently, and even used an application to anonymously tabulate the results.

 

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Winners

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Champion : Team Caeli from India

Team Caeli won over the hearts of the judges with their automated Anti-Pollution and Drug delivery mask specifically designed for patients that are suffering from asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions.

Their face mask had breakthrough features that will significantly improve the quality of life for patients with respiratory issues living in polluted areas.

Team Caeli will receive USD15,000 and head to the 2019 Imagine Cup World Championship, which will be held in Seattle in May.

If they win the World Championship, they will win USD100,000 in cash, a USD50,000 Azure grant, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella!

1st Runner-Up : Team RailinNova from China

Team RailinNova developed the Rail Component Inspection Robot, which determines and identifies rail defects through multi-sensor monitoring. The solution strives to help railway companies to solve any issues more efficiently, and more economically.

For their excellence, Team RailinNova will receive a USD5,000 cash prize.

2nd Runner-Up : Team AidUSC from the Philippines

Team AidUSC came up with Aqua Check, a water contamination mobile application that enables detection of contamination by taking a photo of a water sample through a microscope. It won them third place, and a USD1,000 cash prize.

 

Special Mention : The Other 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Teams

Having watched all 12 teams in action, we must point out that all 12 Asian teams were truly exceptional. They impressed us, not only with the depth of knowledge, but also their poise and ability to think out-of-the-box in the conception and execution of their projects.

We also admire how their projects were created with social impact in mind. This gives us great hope in the new generation of entrepreneurs, who are seeking to improve society as a whole. We are all winners with young entrepreneurs of their caliber.

 

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The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Teams Introduce Themselves!

On the eve of the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia competition in Sydney, we met with the top 12 Asian teams that will compete for a coveted spot in the 2019 Imagine Cup 2019 World Championship!

Let’s take a look at the twelve awesome Asian teams, and see the innovative ideas they will be pitching in the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals!

 

What Is The Imagine Cup?

Held and sponsored by Microsoft since 2003, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Teams of students from across the globe work together with mentors and industry leaders to bring their biggest and boldest ideas to life.

 

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals

This year, Microsoft organised the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals in Sydney, Australia. Hundreds of teams from 17 Asian countries submitted their projects, but just twelve great teams won a shot to participate in the Asia Regional Finals.

These twelve teams will compete for US$20,000 in prizes on 12 February, but only one team will win the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to the World Finals in Seattle!

There, the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Champion will participate along the best and brightest teams from across the globe to claim the title of World Champion, US$100,000 cash prize, and the chance to take home the Imagine Cup!

 

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finalists


RailinNova

Country : China

Project : Rail Component Inspection Robot

Their Rail Component Inspection Robot (which combines AI and IoT) operates through automatic positioning, and identifies various defects through multi-sensor fusion in order to realise the replacement of workers in a rail inspection project.


Alpha-India

Country : India

Project : Spot – AR Based Product Filtering

Spot allows you to recognise packaged foods and check if it contains a certain ingredient or exhibits a certain character.

If a tourist visits India, he is unaware of what he can eat because packets have information written in a foreign language.


Caeli

Country : India

Project : Caeli – Breathe Freely

Caeli is a smart automated Anti-Pollution and Drug delivery mask specifically designed for Asthmatic and Chronic Respiratory Patients.

Caeli implements breakthrough features to improve the quality of life for respiratory patients living in polluted areas.


RVSAFE

Country : India

Project : RVSAFE

Disasters often strike, when we are least prepared to face them. They leave behind a trail of destruction, adversely affecting human life, and property.

The loss caused by disasters can be significantly reduced with better communication and proper management. Keeping this in mind, we designed RVSAFE, a one-stop solution for effectively handling any kind of disasters (natural or man-made).


CodeSell

Country : Indonesia

Project : Selection – Social Media

Sellution is a software as a service (SaaS) to help SMEs to perform social media marketing, not just in an easy way, but is also effective and efficient.

Sellution’s main features are optimizing marketing content, help finding the right audience, and recommendations.


Fhisherman

Country : Korea

Project : Fishing Phishing

Fishing Phishing by the Fhisherman team from Korea is a smartphone application that uses Machine Learning to analyse call voices in real-time.

It is designed to detect scam calls and warn the users!


SUFECS

Country : Malaysia

Project : Smart Urban Farming with Automated Environmental Controlled Systems (SUFECS)

SUFECS was developed to transform the farming experiences of urban farmer.

With SUFECS, farmers can monitor and control the artificial environment to achieve the most suitable environment for crops.


LookUP

Country : New Zealand

Project : LookUP

It is estimated one in five people in the world are dyslexic. However, most QnA platforms are completely text-based.

LookUP is a medium in which the dyslexic and non-dyslexic communities can effectively collaborate and learn from one another.


AidUSC

Country : The Philippines

Project : Aqua Check – Water Contamination Mobile Application

Aqua Check utilises Microsoft Azure’s Custom Vision to empower anyone to analyse for contamination by taking a photo of a water sample through a microscope.

Using Azure Web and Azure Maps, we are able to map the contamination locations.


InclusiveAR

Country : Singapore

Project : Mobile Augmented Reality Navigation Application for Wheelchair Users

This project aims to develop a mobile application, InclusiveAR, to assist wheelchair users in travelling.

InclusiveAR will map out wheelchair-accessible routes and provide visual guidance to direct wheelchair users to their destinations using AR.


The Straw Hats

Country : Sri Lanka

Project : Mind Probe

Our project aims to help people with disabilities like ALS, DMD, etc. which impair their ability to communicate.

We tap into their brain waves and use that to predict the number they are thinking and use that information to interface with a smartphone.


Maker Playground

Country : Thailand

Project : Maker Playground

Maker Playground is a next-generation IDE for IoT project development from developing device firmware, generating circuit diagram, programming your device, and designing an IoT dashboard all in one software.

 

See You @ The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia!

Congratulations to the 12 awesome teams!

Later today,, they will present their projects at the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals… and by 5 PM, we will find out who the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Champion will be!

 

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The Five 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Judges Revealed!

The top 12 student developer teams from Asia are now in Sydney preparing to present a live demo of their projects. If they impress these five 2019 Imagine Cup Asia judges, they stand to win US$20,000 in prizes, and the coveted spot in the World Championship!

So who are the five 2019 Imagine Cup Asia judges? Let’s find out!

 

What Is The Imagine Cup?

Held and sponsored by Microsoft since 2003, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Teams of students from across the globe work together with mentors and industry leaders to bring their biggest and boldest ideas to life.

 

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals

This year, Microsoft organised the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals in Sydney, Australia. Hundreds of teams from 17 Asian countries submitted their projects, but just twelve great teams won a shot to participate in the Asia Regional Finals!

These twelve teams will compete for US$20,000 in prizes on 12 February, but only one team will win the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to the World Finals in Seattle!

There, the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Champion will participate along the best and brightest teams from across the globe to claim the title of World Champion, US$100,000 cash prize, and the chance to take home the Imagine Cup!

 

The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Judges

The four 2019 Imagine Cup Asia judges will review each team’s project pitch and ultimately decide who will move forward to the 2019 World Championship this May for a chance to win USD100,000 plus a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Rachel Bondi

Marketing & Operations Director Microsoft Australia

As the Marketing and Operations Director, Rachel Bondi is responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies across the full range of Microsoft’s products and services in Australia.

She also leads the business operations for the local subsidiary including long-term planning initiatives.

Kate Carruthers

Chief Data Officer at UNSW, Author and founder of IoT MAus

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is co-founder of several startups, including IoTM, and currently advises a number of startups.

Justin Garrett

Director in Academic Ecosystems at Microsoft

Justin Garrett is Director in Academic Ecosystems at Microsoft. Justin and his team work closely with university faculty, product engineers, and Cloud Advocates to create engaging learning experiences for student developers.

In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, volunteering at an animal shelter with his daughter, and is an avid Pacific Northwest skier-mountaineer.

Mike Pesce

Author, Inventor & Futurist

Mark Pesce is a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur, and innovator. He has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years and is a sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences and leadership gatherings.

Emily Rich

Managing Director for Aus/NZ Microsoft for Startups

Emily co-founded Jemsoft, an AI company, which was then acquired in 2017. Emily went on to co-found M8 Ventures, a venture capital fund, whose concentration is working alongside founders to build out robust commercialisation and sustained growth strategies.

Emily joined Microsoft as Managing Director of Startups for ANZ where she is committed to building out startup initiatives for this region for both startups and scaleups.

 

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How To Join The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards!

Photographers worldwide have only 1 more month to join the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards! Find out how to participate in this prestigious photography competition, and show the world what YOU can do!

 

Join The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards!

The internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most important fixtures on the global photographic calendar. Annually, the awards recognizes the best contemporary photography from the past year and celebrate a wide variety of photographic genres.

These include submissions under the Professional, Open and Youth categories. Participation is free and open to everyone all over the world.

To mark the closing deadlines, 3 leading professional artists describe the unique worldwide platform the awards provide and highlight the benefits to their careers, which includes international press exposure, gallery representation and book deals.

 

Worldwide Exposure And Entering Collection

Acclaimed Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins grew up in Macau (China) and studied Photography and Social Sciences at the University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art, London.

He has represented Macau as part of the 54th Venice Biennale, and his work has been exhibited widely across the world and is held in major museum collections. He achieved success in both the 2009 and 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Speaking of this, Martins says: “The media response to the awards was overwhelming, with extensive press and TV coverage all over the world. Apart from providing my work a huge international platform it has also brought my images to the consciousness of collectors, curators, galleries and museums… As a direct result of being part of the Sony World Photography Awards, my work was acquired by several private and public collections.”

 

Getting Published

British photographer Amanda Harman has worked on a range of commissions, residencies and projects for a variety of public and commercial clients.

Her work has been exhibited widely and is held in museum collections, she is also a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of the West of England.

Harman won the Professional Competition’s Still Life category in 2014, and her series A Fluid Landscape was shortlisted in the Professional Landscape category in 2018. She recently received a book publishing deal for the series with Another Place.

Harman states “Taking part in the Sony World Photography Awards has led to great things for me. I feel that being shortlisted for the 2018 awards – and receiving a book deal – for a series that I took with the Sony camera that I won at the 2014 awards has nicely completed a circle. The awards have undoubtedly helped me in my career, and I am excited for the next steps.”

 

Gallery Representation

2018’s Photographer of the Year, established British artist Alys Tomlinson studied photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and combines her editorial, design and advertising photography with personal projects.

Tomlinson says that winning the Award has directly led to multiple new opportunities for her work, including being represented by a prestigious fine art photography gallery.

She comments: “Winning Photographer of the Year has lead to great things for me, including being represented by HackelBury Fine Art. It has been fantastic to gain representation by a prestigious contemporary photography gallery and to see my work exhibited with them at fairs across the world. Adding to this, since winning the award I’ve also found a publisher for the series, and my book is due to be published by GOST Books in spring 2019.”

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards Deadlines

The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards judges have been tasked to reward the very best contemporary photography from the past year across the following competitions:

January 4, 2019 Deadline

Open – best single image across 10 categories

Youth – photographers aged 12-19, best single image answering a brief

National Award – best single image taken by a local photographer from 60+ countries

January 11, 2019 Deadline

Professional – best series of works across 10 images

The juries are chaired by Mike Trow, editor, photographer, producer (Professional competition) and Rebecca McClelland, Photography Director / Head of Art Production for Saatchi Saatchi & Prodigious (Open, Youth competitions and National Awards).

Read to participate? Submit your photos here!

 

Sony World Photography Prizes And Exhibition

Prizes include $25,000 (USD) for the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) for the overall Open competition winner.

All category winners will receive the latest Sony Digital Imaging equipment and the overall competition plus Professional category winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner on Wednesday April 17, 2019.

The awards’ winning and shortlisted images will once again be exhibited at Somerset House, London from April 18 to May 6 2018.

The exhibition will also include exclusive new works by the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award, to be announced March 2019.

Previous recipients include Candida Höfer (2018), Martin Parr (2017), RongRong & inri (2016), Elliot Erwitt (2015) and Mary Ellen Mark (2014).

Future Announcement Dates

  • February 5, 2019 – Open and Youth shortlists
  • February 26, 2019 – Open and National Awards winners
  • March, 2019 – Outstanding Contribution to Photography revealed
  • April 2, 2019 – Professional and Student shortlists
  • April 17, 2019 – Photographer of the Year, Professional category winners and overall Open, Youth and Student winners

 

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The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon Guide – Kuala Lumpur!

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon series is coming up! If you are a tech entrepreneur who wants to get some skin in the game, or just want to show the world how smart you are, this is your chance! It’s time to show the world what you can do at the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons!

Updated @ 2018-09-17 : Added details of the KL hackathon and pictures of the Johor hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-08-27 : Added pictures of the Sarawak hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-07-22 : Added the Sarawak hackathon details! Updated the Johor hackathon details!

Updated @ 2018-07-14 : Added the travel expense bonus for the Johor hackathon!

Updated @ 2018-07-04 : Added pictures of the Penang hackathon, and details of the Johor hackathon.

Originally posted @ 2018-06-28


 

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons is a series of four different hackathons, each with a different challenge. So you will have not one, but up to four chances to prove your worth!


  • The Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons are backed by MDEC and the Penang state government
  • Anyone can join the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons, and registration is FREE!
  • Every hackathon will last 3 days, and have RM 15,000 worth of prizes!
  • A panel of judges from various backgrounds will select the winners based on their creativity, marketability, uniqueness and impact.

 

How To Join The Grand Challenge 2018

You can sign up for one, or ALL of the four Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons by :

Register online here!

Call +6016-482-3528

Email vel@itt.asia

Web www.thegrandchallenge.my


 

The Penang Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Outdoor Billboard Monitoring System

Location : @CAT Penang, Level 3, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 16, Gat Lebuh China, Georgetown, 10300 Penang

Date : 29th June to 1st July 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!


 

The Sarawak Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Logbook & Hiker Tracking

Location : Kuching, Sarawak

Date : 24th to 26th August 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!


 

The Johor Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

EVERY team that registers for The Grand Challenge 2018 Johor will receive RM 150 CASH for travel expenses!!!


 

The Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!


 

The Grand Challenge 2018 Schedule

Are you up for the challenge? These hackathons are not for the faint of heart! Check out the schedule for all four hackathons :

Day 1ScheduleDay 2ScheduleDay 3Schedule
7:00 PMRegistration8:00 AMBreakfast8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 PMDinner9:00 AMProject Management Basics9:00 AMPitching 101
9:00 PMIce Breaking & Briefing Session10:00 AMHackathon continues!10:00 AMJudging
10:00 PMUsing Technology to Address Problems of Today12:00 PMLunch11:00 AMTop 5 Teams Pitching
11:00 PM onwardsHackathon begins!1:00 PMCritical Thinking in Problem Solving12:00 PMPrize Giving and Lunch
2:00 PMHackathon continues!
7:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMHow to Attract Investors
9:00 PM onwardsHackathon continues!

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Penang Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Outdoor Billboard Monitoring System

Location : @CAT Penang, Level 3, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 16, Gat Lebuh China, Georgetown, 10300 Penang

Date : 29th June to 1st July 2018

Problem Statement : Outdoor billboards are one of the biggest advertisement platforms in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the tracking and monitoring process for the advertisements are really time consuming and hard with traditional method.

Outdoor billboard owners should get permit from city councils to own such billboards. They have to pay permit fee for each time they change advertisements on the billboards too.

For an example, let’s say ABC company owns a billboard in Georgetown. They place an advertisement for Pepsi for 3 months. They need to approach the city council and get permit for the advertisement and specify the duration of advertisement will be displayed. Assuming after the 3 months, they change to Colgate advertisement, they need to approach the city council again to obtain for new permit. The challenge here is, the billboard owners do not approach the city council to get new permits.

This is causing loss in revenue for city councils. Besides city councils can’t review the content of these advertisements to make sure they can be displayed in public places.

Specifications : Proposed idea must utilize Internet of Things (IoT) based solution.

  • Track the location of the billboards
  • Track the duration of the advertisements
  • Create alerts in case of advertisement changes and due dates
  • Create reports for City councils
  • Alert on defaulters

Justification : Creating IoT based solutions for Outdoor billboards will monitor the content of the advertisement to make sure they are appropriate for public display.

Such monitoring system will force the billboard owners to apply for appropriate permits which will generate income for city councils.

Potential Stakeholders : City councils

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Sarawak Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Smart Logbook & Hiker Tracking

Location : Kuching, Sarawak

Date : 24th to 26th August 2018

Problem Statement : Every year hundreds of thousands of hikers enter our forests and return without any problems but a small amount of them on the other hand encounter into problems such as:

  • Injury in forest
  • Go off the track
  • Missing
  • Unable to contact the hiking station in case of emergency
  • Report a crime while in jungle
  • Receive information/ update from forestry etc.

Challenge : The Grand Challenge Kuching participants should develop solutions to :

  • Help the hikers to navigate through the jungle
  • Enable the hikers to communicate with their base station
  • Report crime or send a distress signal with coordinates
  • Receive updates or information from the Forestry Department

The following data sets will be prepared and provided by the organisers :

  • Forest map (sample)
  • Terrain details (sample)
  • Trekking routes
  • Forestry contact information
  • Other relevant data

Participants that require additional data sets should make their requests by 10 August 2018.

Specifications : The solution should be cost-effective, and easy to implement, with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT), with solutions based on Bluetooth, LoRA, WiFi, Zigbee, LoRAWAN technologies, etc.

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. Organizers will not provide any hardware, so if any are required, participants should prepare and bring their own hardware.

Potential Stakeholders : The Malaysian Forestry Department, National Parks, Regional Forestry Departments.

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Johor Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Challenge : Develop solutions to promote Iskandar Puteri attractions, enhance visitor experience, provide information about local attractions, encourage visitors to explore them, promote local businesses and events. Participants should focus their MVP to the Iskandar Puteri area.

The data set will be prepared and provided by Iskandar Investment Berhad, which would include :

  • Location map
  • Local attractions
  • Promotions
  • Other relevant data

Participants that require additional data sets should make their requests by 10 August 2018.

Specifications : Solutions developed must make use of one of these technologies :

  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in Iskandar Space during the hackathon but are allowed to explore the area to gather details, pictures or other necessary information.

Stakeholders : Iskandar Investment Berhad and Iskandar Puteri

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Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Problem Statement : First Solar is a photovoltaic manufacturer of ridge thin film modules (solar panels), and a provider of utility-scale PV power plants and supporting services.

The scope for this hackathon is narrowed down to office parking lots where all lights need to be dimmed whenever there is no car or movement. However, the lights need to automatically brighten when movement is observed, and an alert notification sent out.

Specifications : In addition to the automatic dimming and brightening of the lights, the system needs to generate two specific reports :

  • Report on each detected movement, which sends a distress signal with vehicle geo-location, speed, and photo with registration number, etc.
  • Report on monthly energy usage and the amount of energy saved.

Participants must develop a solution that is cost effective and easy to implement. Organisers will not provide any hardware, so participants should prepare and bring their own hardware.

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in KnowledgeCom during the hackathon.

Data Set : The data set will be prepared and provided by the organisers, and include :

  • Energy consumption calculator (kWh sample)
  • First Solar contact information
  • Other relevant data

Potential Stakeholders : First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

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