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HKBU deploys new AI-enhanced COVID-19 alert system


HKBU's COVID-19 alert system integrates AI technology and uses NFC tags to facilitate logging of check-in and checkout times at venues.


Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have integrated artificial intelligence (AI) technology with BU-Trace, the COVID-19 alert system (the System) they have developed. This eases use of the System and enables health professionals to assess the risk of virus exposure accurately. When applied in taxis, the AI feature can automatically record when passengers leave. The enhanced system also shortens users' check-in time at a venue to just one to two seconds by employing Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

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