Sumeeko Industries Company Limited
AI is taking center stage in Taiwan’s manufacturing sector by driving change and boosting global competitiveness. Sumeeko Industries Company Limited – a metal fastener and screw manufacturer – expects to increase its production accuracy rates by 50%, and triple its efficiency by using AI.
Launched in association with Vision Australia, Soundscape has been developed by Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and research development team and is part of the company’s AI for Accessibility global initiative. Soundscape is specifically designed to deliver greater outdoors spatial and location awareness to people who are blind or have low vision by unobtrusively providing them audible clues.
Kindai University’s Aquaculture Research Institute
In Japan, Kindai University’s Aquaculture Research Institute is using Microsoft AI, machine learning and Internet of Things to transform fish farming operations, and ensure there’s enough Red Sea Bream to satisfy the nation’s appetite.
When 365mc hospital group in South Korea hooked up its surgery instruments with motion sensors that connected to AI, the company not only transformed its surgeons’ practice but its business model too. The hospital expects to increase its revenues by over 40%, thanks to AI.
India carries 20% of the global disease burden and faces an acute shortage of medical staff. AI is helping to combat these challenges at Apollo Hospitals, and expand quality care to more than 300 million Indians.
Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL)
In Hong Kong, OOCL has come together with MSRA on a digital transformation journey to identify, manage and overcome operational uncertainties and create efficiencies. Optimizing OOCL’s existing shipping network operations is expected to save the shipping company around USD10 million in costs annually.
Ricacorp Properties Limited
The Hong Kong real estate market is one of the most competitive in the world. Through using AI to understand customers’ property desires, Ricacorp Properties Limited foresees earnings to rise by 30-40 percent and profits to increase by 40-50 percent.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)
In an effort to become a “100% digital operation”, MFTBC in Japan has created its own AI-powered chatbot, so its 10,000 employees can access the information and assistance they need. The same technology will soon enhance customer services, productivity, and maintenance quality across the whole company.
ICRISAT, United Phosphorous and Government of Karnataka
In India, Microsoft in collaboration with ICRISAT has developed an AI Sowing App that has empowered small-holder farmers to increase their income through 30% higher crop yields. Microsoft is also collaborating with United Phosphorous to create the Pest Risk Prediction API and with the government of Karnataka to use price forecasting.
India’s Forus Health combines AI and Azure IoT in its 3Nethra retinal imaging device to mitigate the lack of skilled technicians and ophthalmologists, and provide insights real-time insights for the early detection and prevention of diabetic retinopathy.