Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024

Saving lives motivates AI researchers

University of Hong Kong researchers have developed an artificial intelligence model to detect human posture and issue warnings upon unusual movements - for example when a person collapses, or initiates physical attacks.
The model can analyze a person's motives according to the behavior and social setting.

While current detection technologies are limited to static images, HKU researchers said their new AI can scan through real-time videos and detect anomalies such as falling, fainting and drowning, and violence such as fighting, within a quarter of a second with over 90 percent accuracy.

The system can immediately sound alarms to prevent the situation from worsening.

For instance, when a user takes out a knife in the kitchen, the alarm is not triggered, but the system can detect someone pulling out a knife in a public area.

The university's director of Sports AI Laboratory Wilton Fok Wai-tung said: "This new technology can save lives."

"When we developed this technology, we focused on emergency situations and urgent applications in daily life, hoping to provide a more convenient and safe living environment for the public," he said.

The technology uses AI and deep learning to develop an anomaly detection algorithm, by detecting skeleton joint points for estimations of motion and poses, then reporting the abnormal movements.

The technology will be used in children and elderly care facilities, and in swimming pools for drowning alerts.

Child abuse as well as unattended babies can also be detected, and the team is currently testing the technology.

The team is planning on using it at cross road, to extend green light for the vulnerable, including people on wheelchairs. HKU said the system performs with the same accuracy and effectiveness for thermal images, detecting body movements without capturing faces, to protect privacy.

Researchers added that the six-digit price is "competitive" and affordable for many rganizations, and hoped the technology would be adopted across the world.

The AI system won two special grand prizes - Invention & Innovation CAI Award and Prize of the Delegation of Malaysia - and a gold medal at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva this year.

Fok is among 17 HKU research teams who snatched 19 prizes from exhibitions this year.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
0:00
0:00
Close
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
×