Robot receptionist, driverless cart: Singapore eyes a slice of the artificial intelligence pie

Nadine, a robot receptionist at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is staring at the visitor in front of her. “I remember you,” she says. “You were here last Saturday.” The long-haired, uncannily human-looking robot pauses as her software runs through past interactions to figure out the most appropriate thing to say. Finally, she settles on: “We talked about your job.” At the National University of Singapore campus, a driverless cart attempts to navigate along a crowded walkway. When it senses a person in front of it, it stops; and as the crowd disperses, it inches forward, having learnt when to stop when an obstacle impedes its progress and when it is safe to move again. These are two of the latest artificial intelligence (AI) projects that local researchers are working…


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