“A historic moment.”
That was how WISE AI co-founder and business director Justin Goh described the company’s status of being among the finalists for two Asean ICT Awards (AICTA) 2019 which will be held in Vientiane, Laos on Oct 23 and 24, 2019.
WISE AI has been nominated in the Start-up and Research and Development categories and is the only Malaysian company in the finals, guaranteeing it a top-three spot in each nominated category. WISE AI is also the first Malaysian company from the artificial intelligence field to be nominated for the awards.
“This is a historic moment not just for us but for the country. It shows our expertise in artificial intelligence is being recognised not just at home but by other Southeast Asian countries too.”
WISE AI has built its reputation as the preferred facial recognition platform in the region due to its laser focus analysis of Southeast Asian faces.
Goh explained its Reunite application – nominated for the Research and Development category – is an initiative to find missing children and is powered by an artificial intelligence mobile application that will increase the chances of parents finding their missing children.
“Reunite is our corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative and we have been in talks with some government agencies about using this technology,” said Goh.
“Being part of the top three is already an honour.”
AICTA is a project approved by the ASEAN Telecommunication Ministers and recognises the best ICT achievements among entrepreneurs across Southeast Asia.
Separately, WISE AI is working closely with Cyberview to start an exciting pilot project in Cyberjaya. Cyberview spearheads the development of Cyberjaya, one of Malaysia’s first cybercities, as a Global Technology Hub.
Both companies showcased products including facial recognition for surveillance and smart city solutions like intelligent building management system, and smart traffic analytics at the launch of the Cities 4.0 and Malaysia Smart City Framework at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 23.
Among the guests who visited their booth was Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. The minister, who also launched the Smart City Framework at the event, was given a short demonstration of how facial recognition works.
“We have been working closely with Cyberview and it is great that the minister spent some time at our booth to have a glimpse of what we can do,” said Goh.
Also present were representatives from Cyberview – Richard Ker (head of innovation and industry development) and Misha Gonzago Abdullah (manager of innovation and industry development).
WISE AI’s core business includes face detection technology, face attribute estimation, face image retrieval, face comparison technology and detection of key facial attributes.
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