Three companies have been selected to improve animal welfare, productivity and guest experience at Singapore’s wildlife parks. They won an innovation competition run by his Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore and an organization that specializes in wildlife conservation.
Justin Ang, Assistant Chief Executive, Media, Innovation, Communications & Marketing, IMDA, said:
He went on to say that by diagnosing business challenges, defining problem descriptions, and crowdsourcing solutions, he is helping Wildlife Refuge Groups on their innovation journey. , said it was excited to see other partner groups create roadmaps for digital transformation.
The Innovation Program is housed in IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform (OIP). It is a digital platform for crowdsourcing that connects real business problems with cutting edge technology solutions. This gives you the opportunity to start prototyping and show how the solution is desirable, feasible, and viable.
Meanwhile, managing wildlife sanctuaries and animal care typically uses less developed digital and technological solutions, according to the Wildlife Refuge Group. The group will work with IMDA to harness its technology ecosystem to improve welfare, advance the unique challenges of zoo operations, and improve visitor experiences as part of the group’s digital transformation to become smarter. We began leveraging creative solutions to unlock revolutionary new ways to Experience and operation of an integrated wildlife park.
Since June 2021, wildlife sanctuary organizations have been working closely with IMDA to crowdsource solutions using OIP. The organization has participated in his three innovation calls on domestic digital innovation platforms over the past year, collected 60 proposals, and ultimately produced his three proof-of-concept developments with promising results. rice field.
One of the projects focused on the management and maintenance of a wildlife park’s aviary mesh. It relies heavily on manual inspection to find violations and can be subject to human error. Since the average aviary size and height are 3,000 square meters and 35 meters respectively, visual inspection has inherent limitations, such as the inability to inspect meshes above a certain height.
Through OIP, a wildlife sanctuary group discovered an automated way to check aviary mesh integrity and more accurately detect potential violations while minimizing human error. This method uses a vibration sensor network. The proposed fix is currently being tested.
Today, OIP uses technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented and virtual reality to help solve problems in industries such as manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare. increase.
Meanwhile, the National Parks Authority of Singapore (NParks) and its partners recently released Fin Finder, Asia’s first mobile app that uses AI to visually identify illegally traded shark and ray species. Announced.
Singapore National Park Authority officials use the app to combat illegal wildlife trade. They now have to collect fins for each shipment for DNA testing to identify the species, which can take up to a week to complete.
Fin Finder thus facilitates this procedure by allowing officers to take fin photographs that are compared to a database of over 15,000 shark and ray fin images via the app’s AI-driven algorithms. rationalize.
AI-powered apps can visually identify shark and ray species in the field in seconds, police quickly flag shipments of suspicious fins for additional DNA testing, and identify illegal shark and ray fin shipments. Allows you to block transactions.