UIRYEONG, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Gyeongsang Province’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based integrated care service is gaining positive responses from local residents after proving its effectiveness in the coronavirus era.
Aria, an AI speaker, has been distributed as part of a 24-hour ‘untact’ (contactless) care service allowing users to listen to music, check the weather, and look up everyday tips with a simple voice command.
In emergency situations, users can call for help, triggering the speaker to contact the local community service center during the day or 119 at night to request assistance.
On July 28, an Aria speaker detected an 82-year-old senior from Uiryeong County, South Gyeongsang Province asking for help.
The speaker immediately sent out emergency text messages to a nearby community service center, security firm, and a telecommunications company.
The security firm was the first to check the message, calling the individual to confirm their current status, and dispatching a 119 emergency crew.
The senior in question was transferred to a local hospital safely and swiftly, and has made a full recovery.
The words ‘SOS’ or ‘Aria, help’ are the keywords for the AI speakers to detect emergency situations.
The initially cautious elderly users are beginning to accept the speaker’s helpful functions, including music, weather information, and even conversation.
The speaker showed outstanding performance in its sensitivity, as it is capable of detecting even the slightest of whispers.
Aria’s role in the coronavirus era has been exceptional, helping the elderly to understand quarantine instructions through regular notifications without requiring physical contact or a phone call.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)