How AIoT helps solve various user problems
Source: William Pao, a&s International
While artificial intelligence and Internet of Things are not so new anymore, they can indeed help users solve various problems. In Secutech this year some of the unique applications of the so-called “AIoT” are on display.
Needless to say, IoT has become more and more dominant than ever and serves as the foundation of various solutions. Indeed, according to Gartner’s statistics, the number of IoT devices that are active is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2020 and 22 billion by 2025, indicating the popularity of IoT will only increase in the near term.
With IoT, various smart solutions then become possible, from smart home to smart city. Security, meanwhile, can also benefit from IoT. One example is AG Neovo
’s digital signage solution which can be integrated with various connected devices, for example a panic button. “In the event of an emergency, for example a fire, all the user needs to do is to push the button which will then activate all digital signage boards in the arena, displaying a message saying something has happened,” said Ketty Wu, Deputy Manager at AG Neovo.
The company’s digital signage is a cloud-based solution whereby the control of each board can be done remotely. “This can be beneficial for retail, whereby a supermarket, for example, can create a promotional campaign on the digital signage display saying a certain product is suitable for this type of weather, and the operator will have oversight of each board and control them individually,” Wu said.
AI, meanwhile, is another technology that’s gaining momentum. In fact, according to Allied Market Research, the global artificial intelligence market size is expected to reach $169.4 billion in 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 55.6 percent from 2018 to 2025.
As such, AI, in the form of facial recognition or other advanced algorithms, is a highlight at Secutech as solution providers display how it can address various user needs, some security-related and some beyond security.
, for example, offers drone solutions whereby the company’s drones can help monitor large sites or inspect certain buildings. The drones are equipped with AI technology to keep mishaps from happening. “For example, when you have several drones in the sky, it’s important that they not bump or crash into each other. The drones are equipped with cameras and radars, and the data they generate can be processed by way of AI to make sure they don’t hit one another,” said KB Hsu, Senior Project Manager at Coretronic.
Another company displaying AI applications is Hunt
, located in the Mobility section of Secutech. The company began as a video surveillance solutions provider and has now made strides in the transportation sector, especially rail transportation. The company makes ruggedized, high-performance IP cameras for both on-train and along-the-rail monitoring. Onboard products are resistant to vibration and constant switching-on-and-off of power. Products along rail are equipped with stainless steel housing to resist corrosion or dirt should the rail pass along coasts or tunnels.
But aside from these, Hunt has AI that’s embedded into each camera to enhance safety as well as operations. “For example, the camera can detect when the train conductor is fatigued, and it will sound a siren or alert the command center immediately. Or, the camera can count people and notify which cars have more people and which have less, allowing the operator to adjust accordingly,” said Tony Chien, Manager at Hunt. “The AI is embedded in the camera rather than on the server, which can be too big or bulky to fit into trains.”