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    Pestech and SMU sign MOU to apply artificial intelligence to pest management

    Pestech Holding (S) Pte Ltd (‘Pestech’) and Singapore Management University (‘SMU’) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to apply artificial intelligence on rodent sensors data in order to establish rodent behavioural patterns and predict different territorial species within a shopping mall.

    The two-year collaboration aims to create a safer and healthier living environment for all, and to support Singapore’s Smart Nation push.

    The MOU was signed by Mr Tong Kien Seng, Founder of Pestech, and Associate Professor Rajesh Balan, Director of LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform at the School of Information Systems in SMU, on the sidelines of Clean Environ Summit Singapore 2018.

    Under the MOU, both parties will develop and test artificial intelligence and analytics system using large real-time rodent sensor datasets from Pestech. The Parties will research using new methods, algorithms and technologies to discover fresh insights from these large sensor datasets.

    Mr Tong Kien Seng, Founder of Pestech said, “This collaboration with SMU is part of our overall strategy of utilising advanced technology to enhance our solution offerings. We aim to make our proprietary RodentEye and Pestech the best rodent surveillance system and the leading expert company respectively in solving any given rodent issue in Asia. The end system capabilities should provide Pestech the ability of knowing the in-depth information of each rodent problem in a mall / building more completely, including proper cluster distribution, different territorial species and activities pattern.”

    Associate Professor Rajesh Balan, Director of LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform said, “We are excited to take our experience in sensing and extracting actionable insights from human behaviour to help business outcomes into a brand new domain of rodent control! This partnership with Pestech presents an exciting opportunity to innovate in this space and achieve our goal of improving our environment and overall wellbeing.”

    Pestech shall contribute its experience in the pest management business, as well as its expert knowledge and skills in the areas of IoT sensors, wireless data acquisition, web-based rodent activity Heatmap with sensor data analytics that serve the sector. LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform will contribute its capabilities and resources in location-based solutions and data analytics.