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AFK? Let Your Chatbot Take Over


Over 150 polytechnic students came together at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) on 30 October 2018 to learn about emerging trends in the infocomm landscape, and try their hand at building a chatbot.


The seminar cum workshop – co- organised by the SCS Student Chapter and SIM, opened with Dr Sarita Singh from the University of London Computing Programmes sharing about the evolution of technology in Singapore, and introducing the concept of Industry 4.0. She also outlined job opportunities in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain.


Subsequently, during the workshop, Ngo Chee Yong from Swat Soft made a presentation on chatbots used around the world. He gave step-by- step instructions to guide students on building their very own chatbot before wrapping up the session with a list of chatbot platforms that are available in the market.


Rounding up the session, the chatbot took to the stage to conduct the lucky draw segment – selecting three lucky students who won a PS4 Pro console, JBL Flip 4 speaker and Canon Selphy photo printer respectively.

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