BIGO’s AI at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

BIGO which owns BIGO LIVE (global livestreaming platform), Likee (global short video creation platform) and imo (global video communication app), aims to build a global and inspiring social community based on video service by encouraging people to share their creativity, passion and happiness in life and make the world a better place.

Quite recently, BIGO Technology (BIGO), showcased its innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, specifically computer vision technology at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2019, to contribute to smart city initiatives in Barcelona and globally

Digital transformation being the key agenda, SCEWC aims at tackling challenges faced by cities on their road to digitalisation.

“BIGO has been a debutante in participating in Smart City Expo World Congress, and we are proud be a part of the Singapore pavilion with other notable home-grown tech firms,” Mike Ong, VP of Government Relations of BIGO said, “Singapore is already living the Smart Nation dream where impactful AI solutions are integrated into the everyday lives of its citizens and businesses. As a Singapore company, BIGO is excited to offer our advanced technology to the development of smart cities around the world.”

Being a developer of intrnet based product lines & services related to video broadcast and VoIP, BIGO is deeply rooted in AI to ensure a highly engaged and world-class user experience globally. AI solutions like facial and body detection, among many others have now been widely integrated across BIGO’s platforms to empower users and content producers to enable a more inclusive experience. The algorithm of BIGO is able to accurately pinpoint key facial and body regions, track facial expressions and body movement based on up to 240 facial landmarks and 14 body landmarks, which can also be applied in applications like human traffic analysis and consumer research.

The Singapore pavilion, which also showcased other notable tech firms like STee, SkyLab, Taiger, DBS Bank and many others, was also visited by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge for Singapore’s Smart Nation Programme Office, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan; who spent time exploring different booths and trying out their innovative solutions !

BIGO has taken a more active role in showcasing their AI-related solutions on a global stage in a bid to explore possible integration outside its home city. Early this October, BIGO participated in GITEX 2019, Dubai, the leading technology event in MENA region, to demonstrate its proprietary content management system on top of the facial detection and recognition system, attracting significant attention from the regional governmental and industry bodies.

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