Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMUC) in collaboration with the Digital Research and Innovations Institute, Prince of Songkhla University, joined effort with the Royal Police Cadet Academy in a Memorandum of Understanding on research and development of 5G – AI innovations for police work, with the research funding provided by PMUC.
On August 18, 2022 at Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Digital Research and Innovations Institute, Prince of Songkhla University, has signed a memorandum of understanding on academic cooperation in research and development of 5G and AI artificial intelligence innovation for police work, which was piloted with the 5G-AI platform applied in public safety work. This was a collaboration between education sector, namely Prince of Songkla University, and the Royal Police Cadet Academy, as well as with the private sector, including Thailand’s Point IT Consulting Co., Ltd. and foreign companies including Hanwha Techwin (Thailand), Fatos Co., Ltd. (FATOS) and InnoDep Inc., from South Korea. The collaborative effort was in research and innovation, and transfer of technology and knowledge towards effective practical application in crime monitoring and prevention and public safety.
In this cooperation PMUC provided co-sponsorship for the testing of standard for real application under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) with Assoc. Prof. Siree Chaiseri, Ph.D., director of the PMUC, Wannarat Santiamornthat, Ph.D. chairman of the Digital Platform subcommittee, PMUC, Prof. Maj. Gen. Chatchanan Leenatermpong, Ph.D., dean of Police Science Faculty, Royal Police Cadet Academy and Asst. Prof. Wasin Suwanarat, Ph.D., vice president of Hat Yai Campus, Prince of Songkhla University, participating in the signing ceremony of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Assoc. Prof. Siree Chaiseri, Ph.D., director of PMUC, spoke about the role of PMUC as a coordinator for international cooperation. “Building cooperation with international networks is one mechanism to increase the country’s competitiveness. Platform for the development of international cooperation networks (Global Partnership) for the development of the country’s forestry sector, where the PMUC has served as a link to create cooperation within a network that works with various sectors including educational institutions, research institutes, as well as public and private sectors in Thailand and abroad in doing research and creating innovations that increase the competitiveness of the country. This collaboration is promoted within the framework of international cooperation networks by way of
selecting technologies from abroad to be adopted, and/or transferring locally developed technologies and innovations to foreign countries that show interest. The objective is to strengthen the Thai private sector in bringing research and innovation to the international market, leading to increased competitiveness for the country at the international level, efficiently and sustainably reducing dependence on foreign technology, and benefiting the economy and society as a whole.”
Asst. Prof. Wannarat Santiamornthat, Ph.D., chairman of the Digital Platform subcommittee, PMUC, added that “We have worked together with Point IT Consulting Co., Ltd. (co-sponsor of research funding) to coordinate with the executives of the Royal Thai Police to finally reach a final decision of creating a sandbox area in collaboration with the country’s security operation agencies, which include local police units. The Royal Police Cadet Academy, Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom provided a physical area within the campus as a central piloting point, and aims to expand to link in systems from other areas in the country, connecting to the central platform. In this case, the target area is set in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province, which is the surrounding area and the connecting point with the system of
Prince of Songkla University. Currently, we are planning to test the performance of the PSU AI Smart Security platform in conjunction with South Korean private technology firms such as Hanwa Techwin, Innodep, and FATOS. The initial goal is to establish a system for monitoring of license plates at entry and exit points, face detection, object tracking, target searching, and displaying the result of object tracking on an high-resolution map, which will be basic functions of the security platform being developed for commercial applications.”
The signing of this memorandum of understanding was part of the progress in “Smart City Innovation Cooperative Development between South Korea and Thailand In the field of intelligent systems for security” which has received research funding from the PMUC. The purpose is to develop a process for creating cooperation between researchers and private sectors from South Korea and Thailand, supporting the transfer of joint innovations to the market in Southeast Asia, and continuing to connect the systems created by the innovations of both parties (South Korea and Thailand), conducting tests in smart city areas as well as extending digital innovations, artificial intelligence, tourist security systems for smart cities, in cooperation with technology from South Korea