Nick Clarke (CEO, Greywing)
The concern is that, as the days go by, the situation becomes a humanitarian crisis, rather than just a commercial one, with groups being trapped offshore. “I can see the ships the seafarers are trapped on outside my window, the ship managers we are working with to resolve this problem are across the road,” said Nick Clarke, “This is a global problem but I think in Singapore with the help of the ICA, MPA and the Singapore Ship Owners association it will be solved locally. Our aim is to help resolve this as quickly as possible.”
In Singapore, Kronikare worked with the government’s healthtech agency, IHiS, to build an AI tool to automate temperature screenings in crowds. “We were very proud to be able to collaborate with IHiS at such a difficult time,” said Hossein Nejati (CTO, Kronikare), “I think technology is going to provide a lot of support to help us deal with the new issues we’re facing. Although we didn’t have the exact technology at Kronikare, we were well-prepared to quickly turnaround the product we needed.”
The device scans people’s temperatures as they pass by, making it quicker and safer for frontline staff as well as the public. Using AI, iThermo identifies the specific temperature of the forehead, as well as adapting to ambient temperature. Kronikare and IHiS built the device within two weeks, adapting Kronikare’s existing wound-scanning technology.
Right-Hand Cybersecurity have launched a new campaign this week called #DefendTogether as a response to a recent spike in phishing emails and other cyber attacks due to COVID-19. “Cyber attackers have reminded us of the type of adversary we’re up against, by using COVID-19 as an opportunity to victimise human distress for profit,” said Theo Nasser (CEO, Right-Hand).