Booking a badminton court at one of Singapore's 100-odd community centers can be a workout in itself, with residents forced to type in times and venues repeatedly on a website until they find a free slot. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), it could soon be easier.

The People's Association, which runs the community centers, worked with a government tech agency to build a chatbot powered by generative artificial intelligence to help residents find free courts in the city-state's four official languages.

The booking chatbot, which could be rolled out shortly, is among more than 100 generative AI-based solutions spurred by the AI Trailblazers project, launched last year to find AI-based solutions to everyday problems.