In the field of artificial intelligence (AI), research has progressed at a fast pace in recent years. One area that has seen significant advances is visual odometry, which uses computer vision to measure 3D data from video cameras and creates a model of the scene. This model can then be used to create a virtual reality (VR) experience. The challenge will provide a platform for the AI community to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in this domain. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000 (SGD), along with the opportunity to present their work at a showcase in the lead up to the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2019 in May.
A migrant worker from Tamil Nadu has won a staggering amount of money in a contest inspired by the Netflix series Squid Game – minus the deadly stakes, of course. The employee of heavy vehicle leasing firm Pollisum Engineering walked away with S$18,888, which is close to two and a half times his salary. He will use the windfall to fulfil his lifelong dream of buying land back home in his village to build a house for his family, the company said.
Professor Miksic won the inaugural live draw sgp History Prize, which is administered by the National University of Singapore’s Department of History. He was chosen by a jury that included historians and experts on Singapore. He has been involved in archaeological excavations of Fort Canning and Empress Place, and his book, titled Where Did Singapore Begin?, is a “fundamental reinterpretation” of the city’s history.
The prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the nation’s SG50 programme, and it is the first award here dedicated to Singapore’s history. It is open to works in English written or translated by authors of any nationality. The judging panel will also consider submissions from the general public.
Prof Miksic’s work has thrown new light on the question of where Singapore began, the jury said. It has also revealed snippets of information from literary records that hint at the existence of Singapore before 1819.
The winners were announced on Sunday at a ceremony in Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. The top three violinists received USD $110,000, multiple concert engagements and OWGR points. In addition, they will be eligible for standard Tour event-winning benefits such as a two-plus season exemption on the PGA TOUR and berths in key events. In a separate award ceremony, the winner of the Singapore Literature Prize was New York-based poet Jee Leong Koh for Snow At 5pm: Translations Of An Insignificant Japanese Poet. The other 11 finalists received a trophy, a copy of the winning manuscript and a gift code for audiobook platform Storytel. The judges for the competition were novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal, writer Yong Shu Hoong and National Library Board assistant chief executive Gene Tan. The award was presented by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong.