Singapore’s artificial intelligence strategy: Estate management

Tapping AI to deliver municipal services, detect issues

The national artificial intelligence strategy, which was unveiled in November, will focus on five key sectors - transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, safety and security, healthcare, and education.
Municipal services such as the cleaning of public spaces and maintenance of roads and footpaths will be delivered using sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms by 2025.
Municipal services such as the cleaning of public spaces and maintenance of roads and footpaths will be delivered using sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms by 2025.PHOTO: ST FILE

Residents can enjoy better-maintained estates when sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are used by 2025 to deliver municipal services such as the cleaning of public spaces and maintenance of roads and footpaths, said the Ministry of National Development (MND).

Associate Professor Bo An of Nanyang Technological University's School of Computer Science and Engineering said that AI can, for instance, identify the places that need to be cleaned and determine the best schedule for cleaners to avoid inconveniencing residents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'Tapping AI to deliver municipal services, detect issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe