Information and communications tech

Singapore-Chongqing tie-ups: Start-up sets AI on smart tourism sector

Fooyo co-founder Liu Yangfan, a National University of Singapore Graduate, says the start-up aims to develop most of the functions for its app "Ai Chongqing" in two years. ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI
Ai Chongqing, a mobile guide for visitors to the south-western Chinese municipality. ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI
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A Singapore-based tech start-up is making a bid to take on Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent in the smart tourism industry.

Called Fooyo - a play on a Chinese phrase meaning "floating object" - its apps cover various functions that roving tourists need, from an itinerary planner that can adapt to unforeseen disruptions, to crowd monitoring systems to attraction guides.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline Singapore-Chongqing tie-ups: Start-up sets AI on smart tourism sector. Subscribe