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SenseTime’s AI thermal imaging cameras in Malaysia to combat against Covid-19

Istana Negara among the first to adopt latest AI Technology Thermal scanning for all its visitors

As we’re moving forward, AI is currently being used for everything from identifying, tracking and forecasting outbreaks; testing and diagnostics to delivery of medical supplies, curbing fake news, developing drugs and research in developing a vaccine. Without a doubt, AI has shown tremendous benefit in these times is in the area of disease prevention and control, particularly in relation to technology associated with screening of and surveillance technology. In China, the epicenter of the outbreak, AI companies are leveraging on cutting-edge surveillance systems which use facial recognition and temperature detection technology from SenseTime to identify possibly infected individuals.

As Malaysia is still combating the Covid-19 outbreak, G3 Global Berhad, the sole Malaysian partner for SenseTime, recently announced the rolled out two new products – the SenseTime Nebula-ITMDT and the SenseTime Thunder-E Thermal Imaging Solutions.

The technology in SenseTime’s AI thermal imaging cameras

SenseTime claimed their thermal imaging cameras are able to help identify individuals with elevated body temperatures and sends pop-up alerts of any possible flags. It also incorporates a mask algorithm which works in two ways. First, the technology can detect individuals who are not wearing masks in public places. Meanwhile, with regards to access control to buildings and premises, the technology also incorporates facial recognition – even while they are wearing masks – with a high degree of accuracy.

What this essentially means is that users of these systems are provided with a full range of epidemic prevention information such as body temperature, mask wearing status, and identity recognition. More importantly, however, the contactless technology offers an edge over conventional handheld scanners with lesser features and lower accuracy rates, the increased risk of physical contact and which may also incur higher costs and require heavy manpower with the possibility of causing long lines during peak hours. 

SenseTime’s game-changing technology offers far wider-reaching benefits including rapid temperature screening without affecting movement flow speed with a high temperature detection accuracy (±0.3°C), thereby reducing false-alarm rates. Meanwhile, the fast and convenient deployment meets urgent requirements. 

Malaysia and foreign companies are looking forward with the AI thermal imaging cameras

According to Y.M. Raja Muhammad Badiuzzaman Raja Chulan, Chief Executive Officer of G3 Global Berhad (G3), which said “Already, SenseTime’s Nebula-ITMDT and Thunder-E Thermal Imaging Solutions have been used in multiple locations throughout China – including the Beijing International Airport – and around the world with great efficiency and effectiveness. We recently installed the Thunder-E system in Istana Negara and Dubai International Airport and have also received requests by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB),” he added. 

Making sense with SenseTime

SenseTime is the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, focused on computer vision and deep learning. The company leads the market in almost all vertical industries, including smart cities, smartphones, mobile Internet, online entertainment, automobile, finance, retail, education and real estate, among others. The company boasts more than 700 customers and partners in China and overseas, including world-renowned institutions and companies such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Honda, Alibaba, UnionPay, Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo and Weibo.

With SenseTime’s AI thermal imaging cameras, Malaysia would able to counter the outbreak swiftly. It is important that our local authorities to be equipped with the latest technology advancement where it doesn’t only combat outbreak but other matters as well. Interested parties who need more information about G3 and SenseTime’s Thermal Imaging Solutions, head over to http://www.g3global.com.my now.

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