Samsung, IBM build safety platform based on AI, and 5G

Samsung, IBM build safety platform based on AI, and 5G

IBM and Samsung Electronics introduced a new 5G and AI-powered platform. IBM Cloud and AI capabilities along with Samsung mobile device offering will play a critical role in the newly introduced platform.

The announcement was made at the Samsung Developer Conference. The platform solution is geared towards the government and enterprise customers who want visibility into the well-being of employees who work in remote or high-stress environments, such as the manufacturing plant workers.

The platform works with the Samsung Galaxy watches equipped with the biometric sensors and ruggedized Galaxy smartphones, which includes the 5G capable models, which the company revealed can now be used at, scale broadly. The Samsung devices can be easily be customized to withstand intense environments like emergency disasters, weather conditions, or mining plants.

Enterprises customers are even able to track workers' safety and wellness states. The vitals like the physical activity and heart rate can be tracked on the platform in real-time. This will help to identify if any of the workers are in distress and need immediate assistance, note the announcement.

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President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, DJ Koh, said, "The mobile industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation and opening up new ways of business by bringing innovative technologies like 5G, AI and IoT to enterprises. We believe open collaboration is central to unlocking these opportunities and look forward to driving digital transformation for our enterprise clients in the 5G era with IBM and Samsung’s mobile devices and connected services."

Senior Vice President of global markets from IBM, Martin Schroeter, said, "IBM continues to bring leading cloud and AI capabilities with deep industry expertise to our enterprise clients. Together, IBM and Samsung will use the power of IBM Cloud, 5G, AI and edge computing to enable our clients to leverage these advanced technologies to have greater impact on the way people work, shop and protect their health and families."

Enterprise innovation with 5G, Edge computing

Additionally, the platform continually tracks and alerts emergency managers of any changes in key indicator data points. If a responder is in danger of a heart attack, heat exhaustion, or some other event, immediate help can be dispatched.

Multiple police forces are as of now piloting the platform, which the companies said helps to reduce operational risk in the field, but it is already available commercially available to the Samsung and IBM clients.

The platform even runs as an app, and given its highly customizable nature, IBM will work with clients to create a proof of concept, says the announcement.

IBM said the technology behind the platform is open to developers to access and build additional capabilities on top of, extending applications to the verticals like retail, defense, and manufacturing.

The pair is also going to work on the IBM Garage method and Samsung ecosystem to create with a new 5G jointly, and edge computing enabled solutions across other industries, which include the healthcare, energy, and financial services.

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Udit Agarwal is a Digital Marketer and a Content Marketing Specialist, He enjoys technical as well as non-technical writing. His passion and urge for gaining new insights on gadgets, smartphones and technology has led him to Techsutram. He quenches his thirst for technology through his action oriented writing skills and a profound ability to stay up to date with latest industry trends.

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