Undergraduates at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) were filled with excitement to hear WISE AI’s lead engineer Dr Lim Chern Loon speak.
What caught their attention was the fact WISE AI, the preferred facial recognition platform in Asean, is a homegrown company.
“Previously, our students searched for artificial intelligence and facial recognition jobs in Taiwan, China and Singapore,” said Assistant Professor Dr Ng Oon-Ee, chairperson of UTAR’s Centre for Computing and Intelligent Systems.
“They were surprised to learn there is an internationally recognised Malaysian company in this field.
“It opens up a lot of opportunities for them.”
This is more so as WISE AI will work with UTAR to identify and outline areas of collaboration and the partnership models in the field.
Dr Lim, who spoke about ‘Facial Recognition and Computer Vision: The future of Artificial Intelligence’, shared WISE AI’s vision, mission and goal.
“It was good to meet the students and they posed several interesting questions about AI and what the future holds for it in Malaysia.”
Dr Lim was also invited to be a judge at the UTAR Final Year Project (FYP) Poster Competition, sitting alongside other experts and authoritative professionals from the academia and industry.
Each project was pitched to the judges by the student creators/inventors.
The projects were assessed based on product concept, value proposition, innovation, technical robustness, feasibility and commercial prospects.
WISE AI was also among the invited industry representatives from Malaysia’s tech industry at the annual event. This was the perfect opportunity for the students to “sell themselves” as they were on the lookout for future job trends, prospects and opportunities.
Working hand in hand with universities, researchers and students are a major focus of WISE AI, hence the ‘Partner Programme’ for a three-month free trial for Facial Recognition trial to support their FYP or research projects.
Meanwhile, WISE AI representatives were among the panel of industry experts invited to participate in a roundtable discussion and academia-industry engagement sessions organised by Universiti Malaysia Pahang on Aug 27, 2019.
Other industry invitees include the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia, UEM Edgenta, Telekom Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Navy, Cisco Systems Malaysia, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, AT&T Global Services and Dreamedge.
The three objectives of the ‘roundtable discussion’, facilitated by the Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering (FSKKP) and the Industry Partnership and Community Relation Department were:
Topics discussed included Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 agenda, the role of strategic public-private partnerships, the development of industry-relevant skills to produce quality human capital that meets the demands of industry, foster research and technology capabilities.
WISE AI took the lead to share its expertise and views on the strategic models for the advancement, learning and adoption of facial recognition, computer vision and artificial intelligence, in the context of Industry 4.0, Big Data, Smart Cities and need for regulatory-privacy frameworks.