A multi-purpose robot armed with artificial intelligence works at Zhanjiang Airport in Guangodong Province. (Photo/ ycpai.ycwb.com)
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(ECNS) — Customs authorities at Zhanjiang Airport, located in Zhanjiang City of Guangdong Province, have a new recruit — a multi-purpose robot armed with artificial intelligence and top-notch detection technologies.
It marks the first time that a robot has been used by customs officials in Southern China.
Named Dabai, the robot may look cute and friendly, but it is able to detect signs for drugs and explosives, provide monitoring in low temperatures, check jewelry and possible chemical warfare agents, and test fruit too.
It can also interact with visitors, answer inquiries about taxation, policy and exchange rates, and offer multilingual translations.
From January to August, customs checks at Zhanjiang Airport uncovered 520 cases involving illegal products being brought into China, including fruit and meat products.
The application of the robot can greatly improve customs inspections and safety, acting as an assistant to ordinary inspection means such as manual checks and X-ray and CT machines.