NUS Computing - News Media /news/news-media Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:00:15 +0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb comlimsi@nus.edu.sg (NUS) Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts /news/news-media/2166-2017-treatsure-kenneth-ham /news/news-media/2166-2017-treatsure-kenneth-ham Computer Science alumnus Kenneth Ham co-founded Treatsure, Singapore's first reservation platform for surplus food. The app shares discounts on surplus food by various F&B outlets, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause /news/news-media/2165-2017-charities-chatbots /news/news-media/2165-2017-charities-chatbots Provost's Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou explains how chatbots operate on finding fixed keywords from a user's sentences and sends out answers based on these keywords. This hinders communication between chatbots and their users due to the limitation of chatbots to detect the nuances in human languages, and may leave users feeling disappointed with the communication.

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New blockchain for very high transaction rates /news/news-media/2161-2017-new-blockchain-for-very-high-transaction-rates /news/news-media/2161-2017-new-blockchain-for-very-high-transaction-rates Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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