How can AI-powered cameras measure customers’ happiness?

Posted: 23 August 2019 | | No comments yet

AI-enabled cameras are helping the RTA to analyse the facial expressions of passengers which then allows decision-makers to take actions to rectify the situation.

How can AI-powered cameras measure customers’ happiness index?

Smart cameras powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology installed by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have screened the facial expressions of 26,476 customers at four service centres (Deira, Awir, Barsha and Um Ramool) during the first half of 2019 year. Cameras revealed that the overall customers’ happiness rating ranged from 85.6 per cent to as much as 92.8 per cent. 

In explanation, Ahmed Mahboub, Executive Director of Customers Happiness at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said: “The installation of smart cameras to measure customers satisfaction rating is part UAE’s AI Strategy, Dubai’s Smart City Initiative, and RTA’s Strategic Goal Smart Dubai. 

“The breakdown of customers happiness rating per centre was: Deira Centre: 4,371 customers had shown a rating from 85.7 per cent to 88.2 per cent, Awir Centre: 12,002 customers reflected a rating from 85.6 per cent to 92.8 per cent, Barsha Centre: 4,657 customers indicated a rating from 86 per cent to 89.2 per cent, and Umm Ramool Centre: 5,446 customers revealed a rating from 85.7 per cent to 92.3 per cent,” announced Mahboub. 

He cautioned that variations in the happiness index are not attributed to the quality or speed of delivering services. The customer might be experiencing personal circumstances negatively impacting his or her facial expression, he noted. 

“Smart cameras analyse facial expressions of clients before and after the processing of their transactions without saving images for privacy considerations. Instead, cameras provide instant and accurate feed about customers happiness rating. The system transmits instant notifications in case the happiness rating in any happiness centre drops below pre-set levels, thanks to the built-in SMS and e-mail process. Accordingly, decision-makers will be in a better position to take actions to rectify the situation,” he explained. 

“Deliverables of the smart happiness index are associated with the level of service delivered; which fosters a positive competition between customers happiness centres. This atmosphere contributes to RTA’s strategic goal: People Happiness,” commented Mahboub.

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