It was another feather in the cap for WISE AI when it became an exhibitor at the inaugural Malaysia Tech Week (MTW19) recently.
Organised by Knowledge Group and supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) along with other partner companies, MTW19 featured activities such as innovation showcases, business matching opportunities, pitching platforms, and access to Malaysia’s tech ecosystem network.
Attendees were also able to engage and network with other stakeholders in a casual setting. Besides exhibitions and start-up pitches, there were talks by experts in the technology field.
“We were extremely delighted to be part of the first Malaysia Tech Week,” said WISE AI co-founder Justin Goh.
“We were blessed to be given a prime location – near the main entrance and this helped us to engage with many of the delegates. It was a good experience as we got to meet many friends from the tech industry and received many enquiries regarding our product.”
WISE AI, the preferred facial recognition platform in ASEAN, is known for its face detection technology which is highly adaptable to various environments and is suitable for large-scale face detection, or even partial, blurred out or altered expression images.
To showcase part of what it could offer, WISE AI had two ‘Starface’ kiosks at the entrances of MTW19.
The Starface or ‘Celebrity Look-Alike’ application works when visitors use it to take a picture. The artificial intelligence (AI) will then match the photographs with the visitors’ celebrity lookalike.
It does this by analysing the similarities between the faces. The technology is able to deliver effective identification algorithms that detect faces accurately in various situations and the two faces can be compared with high precision.
This ‘face comparison technology’ can be used by companies or airports to enhance security to prevent fraud or illegal entry to a country.
The Starface kiosks were a huge hit as many delegates rushed to discover their ‘celebrity twin’.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, who launched MTW19, said Malaysia had a mature digital economy and was a preferred choice for ICT and digital companies from all over the world.
“The Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) has cumulative total investment from 1997 to 2018 of over RM330 billion, export sales worth RM166 billion and the MSC has created over 180,000 jobs,” said Gobind.
With local offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, WISE AI has positioned itself as an industry leader in Southeast Asia and is a familiar face at technology events, conferences and forums.
They include Insurance Innovators Indonesia 2019, MoneyLIVE Indonesian 2019 and Big Data & AI Leaders Summit in Jakarta, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2019, 30th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, Malaysia – both in Kuala Lumpur, and Jom Startup! discussion organised by Selangor Information Technology and E-commerce Council (SITEC) in Shah Alam on May 24. Recently, WISE AI was invited to Taylor’s University ‘Rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics in hospitality, tourism and events industry’ forum.
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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