Benjamin Kheng to co-host new show on technology start-ups

SINGAPORE - Local artiste Benjamin Kheng has been chosen to co-host consumer technology and entrepreneurship media platform Tech Storm's new show called Storm Bytes.

He will host the mini-series with Erin Lim from Los Angeles, and its first episode will premier on Playmoolah, a Singapore-based financial literacy start-up.

Award-winning production company Sitting In Pictures has been commissioned to produce Storm Bytes, which will feature technology start-up stories.

Tech Storm has was also recently given access to a proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology developed by Nanyang Technological University's NTUitive.

Tech Storm is the first licensee in Singapore to adopt NTU's proprietary technology which detects connected mobile devices and delivers pre-embedded content to users to better enhance their content engagement and depth of interaction.

The ACR technology was developed and perfected by Assistant Professor Yonggang Wen and his team at the School of Computer Engineering in NTU. It allows mobile users to recognise content on larger screens and simultaneously pull companion content to mobile devices associated with the viewers. The invention outperforms competing technologies in a few fronts, including recognition capacity, resistance to ambient noise and other physical impairments.

The licensed technology will be embedded on 'Storm Bytes'.

Former chief technology officer of Singapore Telecommunications' (Singtel) L!feLabs Lee Lup Yuen has also been appointed as Tech Storm's technology advisor.

"Together, we will demystify the lingo in technology for consumers to appreciate the value and benefits of new technology infotainment. We are dedicated to supporting start-ups in their quest to reach consumers to promote their innovation that makes a positive impact on consumers' day-to-day lives", said Mr Lee.

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