KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — MY E.G. Services Bhd (MYEG) has developed an extensive artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Covid-19 risk profiling system, with capabilities that include historical geolocation and anomaly tracking for Chinese travellers, and is now making the technology available to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines.
In a statement, the company said the timely introduction of this innovation has been made possible through leveraging its partnership with Phoenix Travel Worldwide Co., a leading China outbound travel company whose shareholders include China state-owned enterprise (SOE), Citic Capital, Haier and Legend Holdings/Lenovo.
In light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the need for a smart health profiling and tracking system capable of handling large volumes of inbound Chinese travellers has become a matter of profound urgency for governments worldwide, particularly of those countries that are popular destinations for visitors from mainland China, the epicentre of the virus.
MYEG’s latest innovation is a fully-automated system that encompasses analytics of a vast number of available data points, including visitors’ previous known whereabouts, as well as heart rate and blood pressure readings crossed-referenced against public transportation ridership, and exposure to locations with incidences of infections.
In addition, the system provides ongoing engagement with the visitor within the country, thus enabling health authorities to be alerted of any anomalies and to take immediate appropriate measures such as in the event that evacuation or quarantine of affected persons are necessary.
Implementing travel restrictions on visitors from certain cities like Wuhan and Wenzhou can be tricky and inaccurate if governments depend on information on passports, it said.
With this system, historical geolocation information, coupled with other relevant parameters, creates a health risk profile on individual travellers that allows authorities to conduct a more detailed assessment on high health risk visitors.
“The data analytics algorithm constantly evolves as we learn more about the virus each passing day,” it added.