Rearth Chatbot: A Silver Medal for Sustainability
APU students’ Rearth project, a learning chatbot that helps people comprehend the 3Rs of reduce, reuse, and recycle while protecting the environment, won a Silver Medal at IAM2023.
From left: Olive Cheong Yu Xuan, Liew Kar Yan, and Loh Xue Li showed Rearth, a chatbot that could help save the world.
Climate change can cause flooding, changes in agriculture that result in food shortages, biodiversity loss, and economic losses when businesses are disrupted by damage to infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and buildings.
We are able to reduce environmental impact and combat climate change by practising the 3Rs principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle and living a sustainable lifestyle.
For this reason, Olive Cheong Yu Xuan, Liew Kar Yan, and Loh Xue Li, Computer Systems (Intelligent Systems) students at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), created Rearth: We need Earth, You need Rearth, a chatbot that could help save the world.
Their innovation received a Silver Medal in the hybrid innovation competition, International Innovation ARSVOT Malaysia 2023 (IAM2023).
The ARSVOT Foundation, is a non-profit organisation that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts the IAM2023, an annual competition that highlights the latest ideas in science, technology, and engineering.
IAM2023, which was supported by the Human Resources Ministry’s Department of Skills Development, drew 600 groups or 2,500 students from local and international universities this year.
Rearth, according to Liew Kar Yan, was created for their Intro to AI module assignment, which was mentored by Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Vinothini Kasinathan and Dr. Julia Juremi.
Among the features/illustrations offered by the Rearth chatbot.