Taiwan Mobile's 9th “i-Infinity Digital Welfare” exhibition
Taiwan Mobile Foundation held its “i-Infinity Digital Welfare" exhibition on April 29.Under the collaboration with Program the World Association (PTWA), Taiwan Mobile Foundation has developed a machine learning online gaming platform --Playful AI Arena (PAIA)-- which was born purely as a charity project suitable for all ages. Apart from the successful development of mobile applications, two micro films of children welfare were also acclaimed by all, and both had over 100,000 views. The two micro films each raised NT$100,000 for “Harmony Home Foundation Taiwan” and “Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorder," respectively. Starting from the 10th "i-Infinity Digital Welfare “exhibition next year, the project will transform itself into “Tech the Dreamers.”
For the past nine years,“i-Infinity Digital Welfare" used technology to shed light on the dark corners of society. PAIA this year is expected to break the barriers and limitations of space and time, bringing technology education to every corner of Taiwan's remote regions. In the future, Taiwan Mobile will continue to build upon the concept of “creation through technology" to actively discover and resolve social problems, said Taiwan Mobile President Jaime Lin.
PAIA will break the limitations of space and time for technology education
PTWA Chairman Su Wen-yu points out that PAIA uses games as the median to teaching machine learning and the core concepts of artificial intelligence (AI), while supporting multiple different programming languages, which makes it easy to learn by people of all ages. What's more, by incorporating elements of online gaming, the complexity of the maze can easily be tuned up, while alleviating the need for actual course materials. And if students have access to the internet, they can start a remote one-on-one contest via the web.
The exhibition on April 29 displayed the all new developed PAIA, and three students were asked to test out the platform. Another blood pumping 3D racing game was also scintillating, as the race track spanned from sceneries of Coding Fun's collaborating schools for the past couple of years and ended with the final destination at Taipei New Horizon building, where Taiwan Mobile is headquartered. And the buildings along the track were modeled through 3D software by students with special educational needs led by Lee Bing-xuan, a teacher at National Changhua Special School, perfectly embodying educational purposes of the platform.
PAIA is an open source platform for all registered users to download and use, and teachers who went through the course can also implement the knowledges learned in classes, pitching group competitions and grading students based on their learning results. PAIA will also continue to publish gaming development and gaming AI design materials. Future modules will also be open source, open to talents to design 3D games and publish them on the platform as new and challenging games. The platform will hold two nationwide competitions in a year after being brought online.
Both micro films about children welfare obtain 100,000 views
During the April 29 exhibition of the “i-Infinity Digital Welfare," Taiwan Mobile Foundation also unveiled the amount of funds raised by the two children welfare micro films --"The Invisible Child" and “You, the One in A Million.” Both have gained over 100,000 views since being uploaded to YouTube on March 18. Upon learning the news, Taiwan Mobile Foundation donated NT$100,000 each to “Harmony Home Foundation Taiwan” and “Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorder" and called on the public to like and share them with their friends.
"Tech the Dreamers" to propagate "i-Infinity Digital Welfare”
With the goal of “Embrace Love Through Technology,” Taiwan Mobile has over the past nine years collaborated with 36 different non-profit organizations and enterprises, all of which have come to fruition, including 4 applications, a near field communication (NFC) anti-lost smart watch,“pinball with love" creative donation machine,“Euploea Hibernation" early intervention interactive games, and PAIA this year, with 8 diverse innovation applications that have benefited over 6 million people, said Taiwan Mobile Foundation CEO Iris Liu. Taiwan Mobile Foundation has also published 26 social welfare oriented micro films over the past nine years, which garnered more than 10.8 million views, and raised over NT$26 million of funds.
CEO Iris Liu also announced the transitioning from “Tech the Dreamers" into a platform to bring NPOs and start-ups in a strategical partnership with AppWorks that will be funded by Taiwan Mobile Foundation. By infusing technology and talents, Taiwan Mobile Foundation hopes to help them realize their dreams and create a loving society backed by technology. Details of the project will be unveiled in the second half of 2021.
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