SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 June
2019 - The Open Innovation Platform (OIP), an initiative by
IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority), aims to accelerate
digital innovation by matching real business challenges of Problem Owners to
Problem Solvers. Connectome has put up two problem statements related to Human
AI Assistant technology platform on the OIP.
Connectome Pte Ltd (Main office: Singapore, Representative: Yasunori
Motani, below referred to as "Connectome Ltd.") is participating in the Open Innovation Platform
(OIP) as a Problem Owner, looking for potential solvers to develop and
implement practical applications of Human form AI assistants, known as VHAs
(Virtual Human Agents).
The OIP is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform
that connects and matches real business challenges or digitalisation
opportunities of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers. The OIP accelerates digital
transformation and expands innovation capacity in our ecosystem; Problem Owners
benefit from access to a large community of Problem Solvers with
multi-disciplinary tech expertise, while Problem Solvers on the OIP have access
to potential customers and co-innovation opportunities.
corporations as well as government agencies and SMEs are also participating as
Problem Owners in this innovation call.
feature of Connectome Project: VHA（Virtual
Human Agent） is a Virtual Character that
possesses visual, audio and other sensory capabilities, as well as emotional
and cognitive abilities. VHAs are
capable of learning mechanical functions, differentiating images and
recognizing audio, enabling them to fully grasp events and situations based on
real-time footage, and react or respond using its original AI character, or
operate synced interior appliances, etc., all the while thinking and
communicating as real humans would.
the VHA technology has already proven its ability to understand to users'
emotions and intentions, as well as express its own emotions when responding as
real humans would, the two problem challenges presented on the OIP to further
develop the technology's potential are:
for shorter delays and larger capacity, 5G data communication technology is
expected to open up a vast array of new possibilities and opportunities for
business across many industries.
Aspiring to achieve VHA implementation, Connectome aim to perform
testing of VHA applications in 5G environments with capable partners. Potential partners include businesses with
optimal 5G, network, system resources, and related operating knowledge readily
available, or providers of Smart Glasses, Hologram, etc., whose devices can
perform 5G operations at full strength and capacity.
Home Care Service space is facing a host of challenges and issues awaiting resolution,
such as sub-replacement fertility, aging society, labour shortage, increased
need for safety and usability, etc.. To devise solutions for these unresolved
issues, Connectome is inviting potential partners, such as providers of medical
equipment and devices or medical services, to collaborate on the successful
development of a VHA prototype for usage in the home care service space.
Project aims to propel the adoption of Japan's advanced technologies onto a
global scale through an open innovation approach by collaborating with
Singapore, where the practical application of innovative technology to society
is highly regarded and nurtured.
application phase for the current innovation call is now open until June 21st
(Fri.) at 1600 hours. For more information, please check: https://www.openinnovation.sg/challenges
Regarding Open Innovation Platform
The Open Innovation Platform (OIP), an
initiative of IMDA, is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform that connects and
matches Problem Owners and Problem Solvers, building up digital innovation
capabilities for both large and small enterprises.
Connectome's Virtual Human Agent (VHA)
technology will replace smartphones and smart speakers as the ultimate
interface of the future. VHAs are human
form AI assistants "" that bring together a combination of advanced
technology consisting of AI・Blockchain・AR, to help build a future where humans can