Talent, trust and ethics will help AI grow

Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo

WISE AI co-founder and business director Justin Goh concurs with Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo who declared that the country is uniquely positioned to be a leader of research and development in ethics in artificial intelligence (AI).

Gobind made the remark in his speech at the Next Big Tech Asia 2019 at KLCC Convention Centre on Sept 12. He also stressed that three key components required to develop a proper AI and data ecosystem are talent, trust and ethics – and WISE AI knows these all too well.

Gobind also said Malaysia, like the rest of the world, needed to develop deeper talent to further grow the AI ecosystem.

“To be able to do business around Southeast Asia is not easy but we have been accepted as people trust us and know we will keep their data confidential,” said Goh.

“Trust and ethics are important and by building on these values, WISE AI is now the preferred facial recognition platform in this region.”

If there is one thing WISE AI is proud of, it’s their investment in creating a pool of talent for facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The company works closely with seven higher learning institutions to support and assist students.

“We try to show students there is a good career in facial recognition and artificial intelligence in Malaysia,” Goh said.

“When WISE AI’s lead engineer Dr Lim Chern Loon recently presented a talk at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, the students were surprised to learn WISE AI is a Malaysian company.

“They always thought they could only find such jobs in Singapore, Taiwan and China,” said Goh.

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Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin tries the Starface app at WISE AI’s booth.

He added WISE AI has even hired staff without the right qualification because they showed potential and drive.

“We then sent them for training to get the right qualifications. We are not stingy when it comes to investing in talent.”

Goh added WISE AI was proud to have participated in the conference and was honoured to be part of two discussions which touched on accessing artificial intelligence in digital recognition and open data for smart city living.

Goh shared the stage with Dr Toa Charm, chairman of OpenCertHub Limited and Dr Ong Hong Hoe, senior director of AI Lab MIMOS to discuss accessing artificial intelligence in digital recognition. For the open data for smart city living talk, he was joined by Nicholas Car, former senior experimental scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Jolene Wong, enterprise sales segment lead of Schneider Electric.

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Goh (second from left) with Dr Ong, Dr Toa and Bobby during the panel discussion.

Separately, WISE AI also made its presence felt at the AI Summit Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Sept 11-12.

WISE AI was thrilled by the positive response from visitors and industry players from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea.

The two applications which caught the eyes were WISE AI’s eKYC110 solution and Facial Recognition API (application programming interface).

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Guests eager to know more about WISE AI’s products.

The eKYC110 solution is able to reduce onboarding process and due diligence up to 95 per cent, improve customer experience, prevent fraudulent transactions and reduce operation cost while its Facial Recognition API can be used by those in the security, retail and e-commerce sectors.

Guests and delegates from the banking, insurance, retail, hotel and technology sectors asked WISE AI’s representatives how these two technologies could be applied in their respective fields. A world-leading computer company was among those interested in what WISE AI had to offer.

The two days WISE AI spent in Singapore helped the company connect with leading industry experts and forge stronger bonds with those in the trade.

Solution providers wanting to know more about WISE AI’s technology can contact sales.fr@wiseai.tech while those eager to explore eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer) can contact sales.ekyc@wiseai.tech.

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