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What To Expect From Generation AI?

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A young boy communicating with a robot that is on display at Incheon International Airport in Seoul / South Korea. Artificial Intelligence is going to transform the world, changing a lot of things for all categories of people in the process; children will be among the most affected. "You and I live in an age where we're starting to be impacted, but we've spent a lot of our lives not really having interacted with AI. We're also adults that have some volition and agency. For children, it's different," Erica Kochi, co-founder of UNICEF Innovation Unit, tells me.


Incheon Airport to add AI to security systems

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Never mind airport security, artificial intelligence (AI) may also be rooting through your luggage in the near future at Incheon International Airport. Incheon International Airport Corporation said Wednesday it will incorporate AI into its security systems in a bid to improve accuracy in screening passenger luggage for prohibited items. The airport has already started working on the project to develop an AI-based X-ray screening system to be tested in the second half of next year. Instead of the existing system that relies on X-ray scanning, manual image checking by security officers and a final physical check, artificial intelligence will crosscheck the X-ray scan and the analysis will be available to officers along with the X-ray image. The first-stage AI scan is expected to complement and improve the accuracy of the security check as an officer will continue to be responsible for the final call to physically inspect luggage.


KT tests driverless bus at Korean airport

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KT has successfully tested an autonomous bus for use in South Korea's airport, the company announced. The telecommunications carrier said its driverless bus covered 2.2 kilometres at a speed of 30 kilometres per hour outside Incheon International Airport's Terminal 1. The bus slowed down at traffic lights and changed lanes to avoid obstacles, the company said, and was inspected by airport employees and those from South Korea's Transportation Ministry during the test. The test was part of KT and the airport's collaboration to develop an'intelligent' airport, the company said. The two will continue to collaborate further in the areas of 5G, artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of Things, KT said.


Say Hello to the New Era of Airport Robots

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But they did not imagine one thing: that the first places where humans and humanoids interacted would be airports. Robots now do things like scan boarding passes and provide duty free shopping advice. For many people, this will be the very first chance to interact in an everyday context with robots designed to mimic human behavior. Many of us have cleaning robots at home, of course. They are able to roam around, avoiding furniture and any other obstacle -- and that's kind of like one of the robots you'll find at Seoul Incheon airport, one of the busiest in the world.


LG explains why robots are too fat finder.com.au

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I recently had the opportunity to travel to South Korea to look over LG's work in both the AI and robotics fields, including some detailed time with its LG CLOi Airport Guide Robot. That's a design that LG has iterated on over time, and I had the chance to sit down for an interview (via a translator) with Hyungjn Choi, LG's Leader of Life support Robot Biz. That's a fancy title to say that he's in charge (in his own words) "of robot business development and product planning" at LG. Robots in industry are nothing new, but people-centric robots are a tough challenge. Mr Choi is quite clear that the first robot was the toughest. "Technically speaking, the most difficult one is the first one that you can see when you arrive (at Seoul's Incheon International Airport), the Airport guide robot.


Protecting the Intellectual Property of AI with Watermarking

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If we can protect videos, audio and photos with digital watermarking, why not AI models? This is the question my colleagues and I asked ourselves as we looked to develop a technique to assure developers that their hard work in building AI, such as deep learning models, can be protected. You may be thinking, "Protected from what?" Well, for example, what if your AI model is stolen or misused for nefarious purposes, such as offering a plagiarized service built on stolen model? This is an concern, particularly for AI leaders such as IBM. Earlier this month we presented our research at the AsiaCCS '18 conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and we are proud to say that our comprehensive evaluation technique to address this challenge was demonstrated to be highly effective and robust.


Protecting the Intellectual Property of AI with Watermarking

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If we can protect videos, audio and photos with digital watermarking, why not AI models? This is the question my colleagues and I asked ourselves as we looked to develop a technique to assure developers that their hard work in building AI, such as deep learning models, can be protected. You may be thinking, "Protected from what?" Well, for example, what if your AI model is stolen or misused for nefarious purposes, such as offering a plagiarized service built on stolen model? This is an concern, particularly for AI leaders such as IBM. Earlier this month we presented our research at the AsiaCCS '18 conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and we are proud to say that our comprehensive evaluation technique to address this challenge was demonstrated to be highly effective and robust.


People don't want to talk to LG's big friendly robots

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Last year was when talking to a smart speaker started to become the norm, but surprisingly, LG has struggled to replicate the same success with its CLOi series commercial robots. Ahead of LG's CES show, I talked to its Head of Research for Life Robots, Jaewon Chang, who updated on the company's robot trial service in South Korea's Incheon International Airport. Since deployment in July, each of the five Guide Robots has interacted with around 2,500 people. However, only a quarter of travelers used voice interaction, with the majority preferring the touchscreen mounted vertically on the robot's chest. Likewise, just as few people let the robots guide them to their destination. Chang needs to find a way to boost those figures -- and make us learn to trust these big friendly robots.


LG's new CLOi robots want to serve at hotels and supermarkets

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LG made quite an impression with a range of robots at last year's CES, and it's not stopping there. Following the trial runs of its Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot at Incheon International Airport, the Korean company is now expanding its family of robots -- now branded under "CLOi" -- with three new models geared towards commercial use: Serving Robot, Porter Robot and Shopping Cart Robot. These machines appear to be about the same size as the Airport Guide Robot, and you'll find a familiar pair of jade-colored eyes on a circular plate at the top.


Why South Korea is an ideal breeding ground for robots

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At Incheon International Airport (ICN), outside South Korea's capital Seoul, a team of congenial staff will help you find your boarding gate or escort you to the nearest lounge. They're well trained, well behaved and quadrilingual to boot – but they're not so good at small talk.