The United Arab Emirates is renowned for its relentless pursuit of technological advancements and innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. In line with this progressive vision, Abu Dhabi Customs has unveiled a cutting-edge robot for deployment at Abu Dhabi Airport. This remarkable creation harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to read body language and recognise faces.
Abu Dhabi Airport Embraces Face-Recognising Robot
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The AI-Powered Marvel
The introduction of this robot, unveiled by Mohammed Al Hammadi, Senior Customs Controller at Abu Dhabi Customs, represents a significant step forward in the quest for enhanced traveller experiences. This technologically advanced robot is poised to play a pivotal role in streamlining the customs process.
One of the most remarkable features of this AI-powered marvel is its ability to efficiently gather comprehensive traveller information. It can simultaneously assess the body language and facial expressions of a group of five to seven individuals, even from a considerable distance of up to six meters.
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Elevating the traveller Experience
The introduction of this robotic wonder has a singular objective: to expedite the customs process and elevate the overall traveller experience. The integrated AI system equips the robot to communicate with travellers in their preferred language, effectively addressing their queries and offering assistance.
The robot, brimming with advanced cameras and sensors, has the remarkable capability to gauge traveller satisfaction with the service provided. Furthermore, it can determine their gender and estimate their age. These capabilities contribute to a more personalised and efficient customs process.
Looking ahead, the role of this AI-powered robot is poised to expand. The robot is expected to take on customs clearance for goods, marking a significant stride towards a more efficient and technology-driven approach to customs operations.
GITEX Global 2023: A Nexus of Innovation
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The announcement of the AI-powered robot’s introduction coincided with GITEX Global 2023. This international event served as a meeting ground for some of the world’s brightest minds, forward-thinking governments, and the most advanced companies. Together, they explored the frontiers of the AI economy.
GITEX Global 2023 delved into various aspects of AI, ranging from its applications in mobility, including driverless car trials, to its potential to reshape software development through generative AI.
Pony.ai, a global leader in the realm of robotaxi technology with Toyota’s support, expressed its interest in expanding its presence to the Middle East during GITEX Global 2023. The region’s favourable business environment and willingness to adopt advanced AI technology offer compelling incentives for innovative enterprises.
The introduction of the face-recognising robot at Abu Dhabi Airport underscores the UAE’s unwavering commitment to harnessing technology. Also, we eagerly anticipate more such innovations in the future. Events like GITEX Global continue to serve as vital platforms for showcasing technological advancements. Also, it will be fostering global collaboration. This robot represents a leap towards a more seamless and personalized airport experience in Abu Dhabi.
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