Evolving AI solutions automate tasks performed manually or by individual machinery and taking us to a smarter, better future.
The annual COMPUTEX trade show, organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is devoted to highlighting and bringing to the fore the technology industry’s best and most innovative products each year, and 2021 is no different. Due to the global pandemic, the show is being held digitally through the #COMPUTEXVirtual platform.
Industry leaders this year trained their focus on innovations brought to the industry by maturing artificial intelligence (AI), which provides automation of tasks that are otherwise performed manually or by individual machinery today. What used to be science fiction — walking into an empty room, giving orders to an unseen AI assistant — is no longer just imagination. As countries begin to build up smart building capabilities, a vocal order, or a tap on one’s smart devices, can perform the intended task.
Aiello’s SPOT software-as-a-service (SaaS) program, for instance, brings AI automation of hotelier services to the hotel industry via the installation of AI voice service points throughout the establishment and in hotel rooms as well. The SPOT program significantly reduces the workload of both the front desk and housekeeping staffers, as guests would no longer have to pick up the phone to call the front desk to ask for services, amenities, or room service meals. Checking out from one’s room can be as simple as saying so, and the AI can provide services such as cab-calling, introducing local festivities or sights, as well as ordering local souvenirs.
Following this trend of AI-automated services is the development of facial recognition programs. Gone are the days when one must move to an external display or a Catseye to see who is visiting. AI features enable such functions with just a few swipes on one’s smartphone.
Gigabyte’s Cloudmatrix facial recognition system, for example, serves to enhance and facilitate the administrative processes for school libraries and make the library area safer for students through access control management and an integrated book check in-out system. The same system, when utilized in surveillance and security, features real-time playback, temperature cameras, auto-recognition and stranger alerts. The system’s AI algorithm can identify individuals frequently visiting the establishment and log them as temporary guests, a setting that can later be authorized or removed by the system owner.
The option for real-time playback of footage helps system operators identify false alarms due to images taken under circumstances in which the individual cannot be identified. The temperature camera will allow system owners to identify individuals running a fever, an increasingly sought-after function during the pandemic.
Automation of tasks provided by AI solutions can be applied to cybersecurity functions, helping ensure and guarantee the safety of networks on which the AI is reliant for performing its duties.
Check Point Software Technologies’ Check Point Harmony program utilizes AI to monitor and predict threats harming the interconnected network on which AI solutions are plugged into. The AI algorithm learns on the job, increasing response times and the efficacy of measures deployed while maintaining a broader scope of analysis as it supersedes human analysts in performance speeds.
In addition to providing cybersecurity, AI functions also serve to alert users as to how their actions make them vulnerable, such as Cyfirma’s DeTCT platform. It utilizes a cloud-based AI analytics platform to help its users understand their digital footprint and possible attack surfaces that they are making themselves vulnerable to while suggesting possible actions to contain or eliminate viruses.