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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will generate up to $2 trillion in additional value in supply chain and manufacturing, McKinsey & Co. estimates. Homeland security is one of the fields that have been increasingly applying various AI capabilities.

For example, AI will be integrated into the supply chain solutions of Quest Solution, a specialty systems integrator which has recently acquired HTS Imaging Processing, which expertise in computer vision image processing-based solutions for security, safe cities, traffic management, parking management, law enforcement, surveillance and access control.

The move is expected to allow for automated logistics monitoring and optimization.

Inspired by time-critical “friend or foe” decision-making processes, HTS’ patented algorithms are based on a combination of cognitive science and machine learning-based (Artificial Intelligence) pattern recognition arbitrated through a multilayered decision-making process which offers both speed and accuracy.

According to Quest Solutions’ announcement, the AI-based vision solutions are currently in use for sensitive homeland security anti-terror projects and discerning customers including: the Brookhaven National Laboratory for access control, JFK Airport, Newark Airport, La Guardia Airport, Boston’s Logan Airport, the U.S. Department of Transportation for readers at the US/Mexico border crossing, as well as a Florida municipality, and a Middle Eastern Homeland Security authority for the automated monitoring of sensitive zones.

Shai Lustgarten, CEO of Quest Solution, stated, “We are thrilled to bring innovative AI solutions to our Fortune 500 customers in the Supply Chain market.”  

Additionally, HTS has a Salt Lake City-based facility that manufactures ruggedized computers and other electronics products for a long-term customer base.  Quest expects to utilize this facility to support the manufacture of new white label products for its own supply chain solutions.