Best Practice AI Use Cases

Crack security systems

Breaking security systems is a growing field of study by a variety of actors - often of the malignant sort. Whether predicting PIN numbers from acoustic signals or spoofing iris images this is a race between attack and defence.

Function

Information Technology

Other

Industry

professional_services~crime,public_and_social_sector~security

Crime

Bring famous people such as actors, singers and artists back to life visually, recreating the distinctive nuances of their voice and movements in detail

Visually recreating people in detail to show them moving and/or speaking in video. The application can have positive results, such as bring artists who have passed away back in life in a digital form, but also negative ones, such as deepfakes, who have been used for spreading fake news.

Function

Industry

Transcribe audio to text in real-time

While intended to assist the hearing impaired, this may have additioanl widespread applications. The technology must work in real-time and may be used on portable devices, which adds the challenge of limited available compute power.

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services,technology~internet_services_consumer

Software And It Services

Automate network packet routing

Network packets must be correctly identified and routed in order to maintain network functionality including controlling traffic flow, operationalising firewalls, and measuring networks.

Function

Information Technology

Network Operations

Industry

technology~internet_services_consumer,technology~software_and_it_services,technology~technology_hardware_and_equipment

Internet Services Consumer

Automate software testing as part of pre-launch / update process

Frequently, currently in parallel with human QA team software is tested pre-launch for potential issues - especially where it might have an impact on other software in the stack. The AI enables a wider variety of relationships to be tested than humans alone can perform, frequently at a far faster rate.

Function

Information Technology

Quality Assurance

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Improve audio quality

Improving audio quality - for example by eliminating background noise or static - has numerous follow-on applications: helping deliver better outcomes from translation or hearing impairement support devices, delivering cleaner data for NLP products and providing better consumer experiences.

Function

R And D

Product Development

Industry

consumer_goods_and_services~media_and_publishing,healthcare~healthcare_equipment_and_supplies

Media And Publishing

Mininise need for sensors through generating likely input data from other sources

Sensors can be expensive, hard to maintain or simply unavailable for what can be important data. Using data from other sources can enable the predictive modelling of other data sets. Note that this can create a series of new risks, especially if historic patterns break down or feedback effects occur.

Function

Information Technology

Network Operations

Industry

industrials~aerospace_and_defence,public_and_social_sector~education_and_academia

Aerospace And Defence

Detect plagiarism in documents

In a world where information is at anyone's fingertips plagiarism is a constant challenge, especially in academic circles. NLP can be used to match content and identify suspect material.

Function

Information Technology

Knowledge Management

Industry

consumer_goods_and_services~media_and_publishing,public_and_social_sector~education_and_academia

Media And Publishing

Leverage a machine learning library-SDK-API to support developers

Leverage speech library-SDK-APIs to quickly and cost-effectively to quickly and cost-effectively build new applications and system deployments.

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Accelerate drug discovery by automating research stages and data integration and analysis

Researchers are taking advantage of computational power to analyse vast amounts of data on drugs and their interactions. Enhancing the drug research process by advancing data mining, integration and analysis as well as testing can result in quicker drug and cure discovery for known diseases.

Function

R And D

Product Development

Industry

healthcare~pharmaceuticals_and_biotech

Pharmaceuticals And Biotech

Generate synthetic datasets for deep learning

Synthetic datasets is a way for researchers to train machine learning programs when sufficient real-world data is unavailable, difficult to obtain, or raises ethical or privacy concerns. Certain use cases for AI lend themselves better to synthetic datasets than others.

Function

Information Technology

Other

Industry

public_and_social_sector~education_and_academia,technology~software_and_it_services,technology~internet_services_consumer

Education And Academia

Automate software coding, testing and production deployment

AI writes code autonomously usually within set parameters to enable rapid scaling of new applications and tools

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Create maps from satellite and other remote imagery

Global distribution and connectivity relieson increasingly accurate mapping to optimise supply chains, distribution and access. Using satellite and other remotely captured images it is increasingly possible to build accurate maps at scale and provide addressing schemes in underserved areas.

Function

Digital Data

Digital Data Management

Industry

public_and_social_sector~government,public_and_social_sector~ngo,public_and_social_sector~public_services,transportation~freight_and_logistics

Government

Predict migration patterns based on a variety of indicators

Predict migration volume based on different data sources and indicators. This can aid country policymakers and NGOs to prepare for changing migration patterns.

Function

Finance

Budgeting And Forecasting

Industry

public_and_social_sector~government,public_and_social_sector~ngo

Government

Verify age through facial recognition technology

To ensure legal compliance with variosu age restrictions technology can abe used to analyse facial features and determine or predict a person's age. This can help retailers automate the selling of age-restricted items, such as alcohol or tobacco.

Function

Legal And Compliance

Compliance

Industry

consumer_goods_and_services~retail_general,consumer_goods_and_services~food_beverage_and_drugs

Retail General

Function

Industry

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Identify source language of written text

Identifying the source language of text is crucial for both decrypting ancient languages that we cannot understand and for modern translation purposes. Symbols and ancient alphabets can be identifies through the use of machine vision.

Function

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Analyse large text datasets to uncover trends from documentary evidence

Across large text datasets - for example, historical archives - there will be trends or insights that can be analysed but which it would take a human observer too much time to process. Although still at a relatively rudimentary stage this will become an increasingly powerful tool for creating new insights and levels of knowledge.

Function

Information Technology

Knowledge Management

Industry

public_and_social_sector~education_and_academia

Education And Academia

Identify the right match for transplant patients and donors

Optimising matches between transplant patients and donors benefits all patients across the transplant waiting list as it results in more saved lives. For example, through paired kidney donations, AI is able to identify potential donors and recipients who are biologically suited for one another and can take into account certain criteria to optimise the service such as prioritising the hardest to match patients.

Function

Supply Chain

Logistics

Industry

healthcare~healthcare_providers_and_services

Healthcare Providers And Services

Leverage an image recognition library-SDK-API to support developers

Leverage image recognition library-SDK-APIs to quickly and cost-effectively build capacity and support new system deployments.

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Optimise traffic/passenger flow through visual data including video and images

Real time information such as images or live footage can provide information on crowd flow in areas where congestion is undesirable (e.g. airports or train stations). Machine vision is being used to process the data and prompt the necessary management actions to optimise passenger flow.

Function

Operations

Field Services

Industry

transportation~other

Other

Assist developers by helping them to identify code errors in real-time

Assist developers by using AI to help them accelerate code development by automatically spotting errors

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Stress test biometric seurity systems

The proliferation of security systems reliant on biometric sensors creates a need for these to be stress-tested. One way of doing this is the creation of faked credentials to fool the system. Clearly there is also a potentially criminal aspect to this work.

Function

Risk

Security

Industry

professional_services~crime,public_and_social_sector~security

Crime

Deliver a speech recognition library-SDK-API to support developers

Leverage speech recognition library-SDK-APIs to quickly and cost-effectively build new applications and system deployments

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services

Identify illicit use of natural resources, including land and forest

Monitoring and identifying the illicit use of natural resources for activities such as illegal farming, logging, deforestation, etc.

Function

Operations

General Operations

Industry

public_and_social_sector~government,public_and_social_sector~public_services,public_and_social_sector~ngo,public_and_social_sector~security

Government

Predict hazardous locations and establishments based on open source data

Location and establishments hazardous to consumers and individuals might include restaurants, illegal businesses, areas prone to crime and violence and others. Hazards may be medical, environmental, human-caused or other natural phenomena.

Function

Risk

Security

Industry

public_and_social_sector~public_services,public_and_social_sector~security,public_and_social_sector~ngo

Public Services

Automate presentation (for example of news reading) on TV and other media

Being a news anchor involves the single task of reporting - essentially reading out a script. Therefore, AI can work for automating news presentation on TV and other media, using natural language generation and processing.

Function

Marketing

Communications

Industry

consumer_goods_and_services~media_and_publishing

Media And Publishing

Identify items of concern in the mail

Volumes of mail are such that it is almost impossible to consistently check for items of concern - whether smuggled drugs or packages of suspicious substances likes anthrax. Using X-rays or similar sensor technology large volumes of images can be processed to indicate which items of mail should be properly investigated.

Function

Risk

Security

Industry

public_and_social_sector~security

Security

Automate customer data capture

Automating the collection of customer data including product preferences, demographics, and personal information. This data may be collected under the guise of a loyalty program or app, with AI being used to extract the relevant information.

Function

Marketing

Customer Management

Industry

consumer_goods_and_services~food_beverage_and_drugs,consumer_goods_and_services~retail_general,consumer_goods_and_services~personal_and_household_goods

Food Beverage And Drugs

Assist IT Project management by keeping track of progress and estimating risk

AI can be used to automate aspects of project management such as reporting, progress tracking, version control, production roll out, resource estimation, risk prediction etc

Function

Information Technology

Development

Industry

technology~software_and_it_services

Software And It Services