“It’s hard to imagine a big industry that will not be changed by artificial intelligence. Big industries include healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. Artificial intelligence will play a major role in these industries, and this trend is very obvious.” As Dr. Andrew Ng, an artificial intelligence computer scientist, said, many fields will undergo revolutionary changes due to the addition of artificial intelligence.
Together fighting against the “epidemic”
In the battle against the COVID -19 epidemic, the application of artificial intelligence technology in the medical industry has played a pivotal role.
AI medical imaging products can process 100,000-level images in just a few seconds, greatly improving diagnostic efficiency. In the rapid development of vaccines and specific drugs, with the help of artificial intelligence technology, researchers can greatly save time in drug screening while improving accuracy. The strong transmission of new coronary pneumonia brings the risk of infection to other patients admitted to the hospital. The integration of AI into remote consultation can greatly alleviate the pressure of medical demand during special periods. In the longer term, the popularization of telemedicine has played an accelerating role in solving the social problem of the shortage of medical resources caused by the uneven distribution of medical resources. In the construction of the public health emergency response system, the implementation of measures such as epidemic monitoring, virus traceability, and transmission prevention and control using digital technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing have also provided a strong support for winning the battle against the epidemic.
Life on the “cloud” is gradually becoming a mainstream lifestyle, and the opportunities in it are self-evident. Analyze and grasp consumer preferences and consumption habits in a timely manner, and match consumer attributes and product attributes through artificial intelligence, so as to achieve the purpose of enhancing consumer loyalty to products and brands. It is also AI that can bring to enterprises in special times Potential development opportunities. Analyze through Hitachi’s unique artificial intelligence technology “Hitachi AI Technology/H” to understand consumers’ preferences and buying behavior on various platform channels, and formulate effective marketing policies for the development of the smart retail industry in the post-epidemic period Provide more technical support.
In the post-epidemic period when epidemic prevention is normalized, and in the process of resuming work and production, opportunities for new business models are also breaking ground.
The COVID-19 epidemic has made “contactless” and “remote” keywords. The development of the contactless service model, driven by the integration of AI, is growing through multiple industries led by the retail industry. Such as unmanned retail stores, intelligent logistics and distribution, online and offline online shopping experience, etc., are becoming new consumption growth points. According to a survey conducted by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics of 5582 consumers in 16 districts of Beijing in April 2020, online consumption has become the main shopping method for more than 70% of consumers interviewed during the epidemic. Life on the “cloud” is gradually becoming a mainstream lifestyle, and the opportunities in it are self-evident. Hitachi’s unique artificial intelligence technology “Hitachi AI Technology/H” can analyze and understand consumers’ preferences and purchase behaviors on various platforms and channels, and formulate effective marketing policies for the smart retail industry in the post-epidemic era. Provide more technical support for development.
At the other end of important “leisure” activities during the epidemic, such as online shopping, is the prudence and consideration when people need to return to work. Resumption of work means the movement of personnel, which poses certain risks for epidemic prevention and control. The information management of mobile personnel in the early stage of returning to work requires the assistance of big data analysis and artificial intelligence technology. At Hitachi, combining AI with various application scenarios and giving it new functions and uses is not the first attempt to diversify AI applications. Hitachi uses the advantages of big data processing and information transmission brought by the Internet to create a “Smart Home Action” big data platform management service. Use the existing big data platform to collect and update the movement status and body temperature of the quarantined personnel in a timely manner, and provide convenient and quick services for the deployment of community resources and accurately grasp the movement dynamics of the quarantined personnel. Through the Internet of Things technology, Internet technology, and big data methods, we can accurately grasp the activity status of quarantine supervisors, prevent the phenomenon of leaving the quarantine area without authorization, and reduce the work intensity of community staff. Together with AI, help prevent and control the epidemic.
Neurons of “New Infrastructure”
Combining artificial intelligence with existing infrastructure is also one of Hitachi’s long-term research and development directions. The introduction of “Hitachi Crowd Analysis” simulation technology based on big data analysis in large commercial facilities, office buildings and other buildings can make people move more smoothly. Behind the creation of a more attractive urban space, AI can achieve self-iteration and the continuously optimized Hitachi physical security integration platform is also guarding the public safety of the city. The smart regional power grid supported by artificial intelligence technology and big data not only shares the power supply pressure for the city, but also relieves the pressure on the environment. On the front line of manufacturing, the intelligent production line powered by the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technology can automatically judge human errors and irregular operations through the “Hitachi Image Analysis System”, and predict possible failures of the production line equipment. Artificial intelligence technology will increasingly activate the joints of the huge social infrastructure and become the “neurons” of the new infrastructure system.
Open because of diversity
The application scenarios involved in artificial intelligence technology can extend to all aspects of various industries. It is precisely because of this diversity that artificial intelligence technology can discover sparks of new value in the vast galaxy of big data, and sparks can start a prairie fire.
In the field of semiconductor manufacturing, many steps require manual intervention, and the data is complex and scattered. I want to find the problem, but I don’t know where to start. Hitachi’s Lumada can solve such problems. Based on the integrated data, AI analysis can find the manual links that should be prioritized to start automated transformation, just like sorting out the ends of a messy ball of yarn.
In another production site, the overloaded operation of the refrigeration equipment has caused a burden on the factory itself and the surrounding environment, and the high temperature will bring loss to the operating workshop equipment, and manual temperature adjustment often lacks objective basis, resulting in management The work is at a loss. Such problems can also be solved by Lumada. Through comprehensive analysis of production plans, historical equipment operation data and local weather data, the appropriate cooling temperature can be set in advance.
Not only the management of software and hardware at the production site, Lumada also has methods for many objects that are difficult to quantify management. In terms of relieving workplace stress and enhancing collective activity, which cannot be measured by clear figures, portable sensing devices are used to collect employee health (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.) and working hours and other related data within a limited range. AI can analyze these data to draw relative conclusions about employee work pressure and communication activity, and derive improvement measures to improve employee work efficiency and satisfaction, and enhance the overall humanized management level of the enterprise.
Dedicated to the “Sky Net” that connects all things
Just like coal mines in the steam age, electricity in the electrical age, and computer technology in the age of science and technology, each age has an engine that drives it forward. Today, in this era where everything can be interconnected, factory equipment has data centers that can think, rail trains have nerve centers that tell it to rush and sometimes, even if people are thousands of miles away, they can freely switch on and off the air-conditioning lights in the home. The Internet of Things covered like the sky and the earth provides the soil for the deep integration of “cloud computing + AI“. The addition of 5G technology makes the power engine of the digital economy more powerful. With a vast market and mature technology, Hitachi has been involved in this wave of building an intelligent society. Just as the origin of the name “Lumada” “illuminate + data” implies, light up data to illuminate the future.