Protecting privacy and fighting COVID-19 pandemic are not mutually exclusive
AIH Technology has joined with Federal and Provincial Governments, researchers and non-profit organizations on our shared mission to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have partnered with the University of Waterloo to develop a computer vision-guided high-throughput fever screening technology to help minimize the risks of resurgence of COVID-19. We look forward to offering our available technology stack to support the developments of solutions to help contain the damaging effect of COVID-19 on our communities.
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Precision Regulation for facial recognition, not blanket-ban
With the recent breakthroughs in deep learning and computer
vision, we are beginning to see Artificial Intelligence being
used in applications that have once existed only in
science-fiction settings. Our AI computer vision algorithm has
been deployed in seniors homes to prevent seniors living with
dementia from going missing; our advanced computer vision
algorithm. . .
Understanding of the legitimate concerns for AI is the key
Yet, we, collectively as a society, need to be mindful about
how advanced technologies are applied appropriately.
Specifically, we must prevent the misuse and abuse of advanced
technologies like AI.
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Facts on AIH and facial recognition
Facial recognition can be used ethically… Here is what we are
In light of the recent news reports on Clearview AI and the
practice of unauthorized scraping of social media contents,
I’d like to clear the facts about AIH and our application of
facial recognition technology.
AIH does not source, store, and make use of any public data,
or any data that infringe on individual privacy rights, for
any purpose. AIH is committed to support ethical applications
of facial recognition.
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Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision in Senior Care: AI
More than half a million Canadians are currently living with
dementia, and there are 25,000 new cases of dementia
diagnosed every year. It is estimated that six in ten people
living with dementia will wander away at some point and
possibly become lost. Missing incidents can be
life-threatening and even fatal, particularly in the cold
Canadian winter. A recent study by Frances et al. . .
“Health care providers in community setting and care
facilities usually need to take care of a group of persons
living with dementia, and may not be able to monitor the
location of all of them at all times. . .
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Finding long-term missing persons: how AI computer vision
The challenges in identifying long-term missing persons
Statistics from Canadian Centre for Child Protection indicate
that “more than 50,000 children are reported missing to police
each year. While most are located within a short period of
time, some become long-term missing child cases.”
One of the main difficulties in finding long-term missing
persons, especially children and victims of human trafficking,
is due to the change in facial characteristics (i.e. age
progression) that may become unrecognizable even to the
missing persons’ own families. . .
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