We announced earlier that a new show hosted by our collaborating expert Gergely Szertics has been launched on Tv2. On 30.03.2023, another exciting episode of the show was aired, featuring Neuron Solutions.
We live in a new era of artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications are becoming more and more widespread. From medical research to customer service to self-driving cars, AI is fundamentally changing the way people live and the environment they live in. But how reliable are these systems and what impact do they have on people’s safety and quality of life? Read on to find out more about how AI is changing our world!
The show will show how AI is transforming industry, commerce and transport, and how it is helping to improve our world.
AI and industrial research
The first stop of the show was the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where a lot of research is being done in the field of AI. The university has joint research and development with more than thirty major industrial companies, for example, they are involved in drug research. The use of AI will make the identification of new drug targets and the detection of small molecules much more efficient. But they are also using AI to model interventions and treatments, helping to improve treatment approaches.
The field of speech generation and speech recognition has also made major advances in recent years, with researchers at the university also active in this field. The results of this work are appearing in a wide range of settings, from customer services to train station announcements.
AI and security engineering
Artificial intelligence is helping to create more advanced security systems that can guard different facilities and community areas. However, it is important to note that these systems also have limitations. Speech recognition systems sometimes make mistakes, and smart cameras can be confused by low light or moving shadows, for example. But improvements are ongoing and we can expect more efficient and reliable systems in the future.
AI in building management and self-driving cars
In building management, AI can be used to optimise parking occupancy and detect the number of staff, which can also be used to control mechanical systems. And in self-driving cars, AI is essential, as cars have to make life-or-death decisions in certain situations. Self-driving cars will rely on sensors, cameras, road signage and AI, and developments will eventually lead to self-driving cars on the road.
AI in retail
Expert leaders at Neuron Solutions tell us that AI could bring big changes to retail. By optimising the layout of stores, shoppers can find the products they are looking for more easily and sales staff can serve them more efficiently. Using machine learning and image processing, stores can track shoppers’ movements and attention spans to find out which products are most popular and where the blind spots are. This allows for better understanding of customer behaviour and optimisation of service.
With the help of artificial intelligence, stores can forecast traffic and optimise their stores based on this information. If the shop owner knows that they can expect an increased turnover in a given period, better planning of staff (cashiers) schedules can significantly reduce waiting time for customers, making them more satisfied with the service. In the future, it is also conceivable that automated shops and cash registers could eliminate the need for customers to queue, allowing them to simply walk out of the shop with the product they want and have their account automatically debited instead of paying at the till.
AI and the protection of privacy
Gyula and Levente also assured us that while machine learning and image processing can accurately track shoppers’ movements, due to privacy issues, faces are blurred so it is not possible to determine exactly who has been in the store. Technology developers and operators have a duty to remove such information to protect the identity of shoppers.
The full programme can be viewed in Hungarian at:
And feel free to contact Neuron Solutions if you want your business to keep pace with the extremely rapid advances in artificial intelligence.