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The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

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In late September, Beijing unveiled to the world Daxing, a glimmering $11 billion airport showcasing technologies such as robots and facial recognition scanners that many other airports worldwide are either adopting or are now considering. Daxing fits the description of what experts hail as a "smart airport." Just as a smart home is where internet-connected devices control functions like security and thermostats, smart airports use cloud-based technologies to simplify and improve services. Of course, many of the nearly 4,000 scheduled service airports across the world are still embarrassingly antiquated. The good news for aviation is that more facilities are investing, finally, to better serve airlines, suppliers, and travelers. This year, airports worldwide will spend $11.8 billion -- 68 percent more than the level three years ago -- on information technology, according to an estimate published this month by SITA (Société Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques, an airline-owned tech provider). A few trends are driving the rise of smart airports. Flight volumes are increasing, so airports need better ways to process flyers. Airports need better ways to make money, too, by encouraging passengers to spend more in their shops and restaurants. Data is growing in importance. Everything happening at an airport, from where passengers are flowing to which items are selling in stores, generates data. Airports can analyze this data to spot opportunities for eking out fatter profits. They can sell the data to third-parties as well.


Huawei brings smart airport ICT solutions

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Dhaka, April 15 (UNB)- Huawei, world's leading ICT solutions provider, has recently showcased its smart airport ICT solutions under the theme of "Leading New ICT, The Road to Digital Aviation" at the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018. More than 7,000 delegates and 225 exhibitors represented the worldwide aviation ecosystem in the exhibition to discuss the latest developments and innovations. Yuan Xilin, President of the Transportation Sector of Huawei Enterprise BG, said in Huawei Global Aviation Summit 2018, "The concept of a smart airport is now becoming a reality around the world as airports adopt innovative ICT which enables digital and visualized flight services, passenger services, and airport operations." "Huawei's solution is based on new ICT such as cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud-pipe-device collaboration that help to build future-oriented smart airports", he said. "We aim to bring significant benefits to customers in terms of safety assurance, airport operational efficiency and service quality by creating the best-in-class travel experience for global passengers", he added.


Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities - ITWeb Africa

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Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is driving the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to build smart cities. At Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai, China, the company held a Smart City Summit with the theme "Activate Intelligence to Build Better Smart Cities". It featured discussions with industry experts and smart city practitioners on how to build new smart cities using AI. "Huawei is committed to becoming a smart city enabler and promoter by providing a city nervous system," said Zheng Zhibin, president of the global smart city business department at Huawei Enterprise. "Currently, Huawei is developing a ' AI Smart City Digital Platform' which is built upon the strategy of'Platform Ecosystem'.


The Amazing Ways Dubai Airport Uses Artificial Intelligence

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As one of the world's busiest airports, (ranked No. 3 in 2018 according to Airports Council International's world traffic report), Dubai International Airport is also a leader in using artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads the Arab world with its adoption of artificial intelligence in other sectors and areas of life and has a government that prioritizes artificial intelligence including an AI strategy and Ministry of Artificial Intelligence with a mandate to invest in technologies and AI tools. The Emirates Ministry of the Interior said that by 2020, immigration officers would no longer be needed in the UAE. They will be replaced by artificial intelligence. The plan is to have people just walk through an AI-powered security system to be scanned without taking off shoes or belts or emptying pockets.


The Amazing Ways Dubai Airport Uses Artificial Intelligence

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As one of the world's busiest airports, (ranked No. 3 in 2018 according to Airports Council International's world traffic report), Dubai International Airport is also a leader in using artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads the Arab world with its adoption of artificial intelligence in other sectors and areas of life and has a government that prioritizes artificial intelligence including an AI strategy and Ministry of Artificial Intelligence with a mandate to invest in technologies and AI tools. The Emirates Ministry of the Interior said that by 2020, immigration officers would no longer be needed in the UAE. They will be replaced by artificial intelligence. The plan is to have people just walk through an AI-powered security system to be scanned without taking off shoes or belts or emptying pockets.