Thailand’s AI-powered progress

Thailand is going forward with technology, and they’re starting with robot teachers and smart farming.

Thailand is recognising that digitalisation is the future.

2020 will see a number of tech-based initiatives blooming in the country, such as smart cities and a government partnership with Microsoft. Thailand is also using technology to innovate the education and farming industry.

Many Thai students will get the opportunity to learn from robots, like KidBright AIBot.  The robot teacher looks like a robot car but is designed to operate like a human. It has digital cameras for eyes, a microphone as an ear, a speaker for a mouth and driving wheels that function as legs.

KidBright AIBot is part of a “Coding at School Powered by KidBright” project, that’s aimed to teach coding and programming to students to familiarise them with AI technology. The project has already delivered 200,000 AI teaching kits to high schools and colleges in Thailand. It has also generated other products for AI teaching kits, and prompted two business organisations to adopt KidBright boards for commercial use.

It isn’t only Thailand’s education sector that’s getting a technological upgrade. The Bangkok Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) announced its plans to introduce and implement smart farming to 4,500 Thai communities across the country, starting this year.

Smart farming integrates information and communication technology (ICT) into agricultural management. Connected sensors in farmlands record important data such as rainfall and temperature, and this information is then fed into a cloud-hosted platform that makes sense of the data and identifies any anomalies.

Like KidBright, smart farming also leverages AI. With this, farmers are able to read data and decide what steps to take next. AI-powered drones also help to take pictures of entire farms and evaluate them to detect problems and potential improvements.

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