We use our eyes and brains to see, visualize and understand the world around us. Technology has enabled computers to give a similar, if not better, capability. Computer Vision empowers a machine or computer to obtain data and information from images or multi-dimensional data sources to transform them into valuable insights.
Computer vision is the automatic extraction, analysis and understanding of useful information derived from data sources extracted from a single image or a sequence of images. It is the theory and technology for developing artificial systems that obtain information from images or multi-dimensional data. Computer Vision is increasingly been deployed to new age applications like face recognition, gesture analysis, medical image analysis, pollution monitoring, security and surveillance among other tech-powered uses.
Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 computer vision startups that will make a disruptive change in the time to come.
Based in China, SenseTime develops face recognition technology which can be applied to payment and picture analysis, deployed in many uses like bank card verification and security systems. Its products and services include Face Recognition Device, Face Recognition server, and Mobile Image Processing solutions offering lead AI solutions to power the future. The products and solutions offered by SenseTime are applied to Intelligent Security, Internet Entertainment, Intelligent Finance, Remote Sensing cases.
Megvii from China develops Face++ Cognitive Services which is a platform offering computer vision technologies enabling applications to read and understand the world better. Face++ allows its users to add leading, deep learning-based image analysis recognition technologies into applications, with simple and powerful APIs and SDKs.
Founded in 2015, with headquarters in Palo Alto, and offices in Dublin and Tokyo, Nauto is an AI technology company improving the safety of commercial and autonomous fleets. Nauto helps fleets achieve zero traffic collisions by enabling safer and smarter driving solutions. Nauto’s intelligent driver safety system assesses how drivers interact with their vehicles and the road ahead to reduce distracted driving to prevent collisions.
Hawk-Eye operating from the UK, Germany, Italy, US, Australia, UAE, and China, is a leading innovator in sports technology. Hawk-Eye was first used as a broadcast tool to analyze cricket decisions, the platform supports 20 sports annually covering 20,000 games and events across 500+ stadiums happening in 90 countries. Hawk-Eye, a part of Sony has developed an edge in vision processing technology in the sports domain which enables it to track balls to mm accuracy and players and cars. Hawk-Eye Innovations vision processing technology coupled with an intelligent IT backed video replay, distribution software and creative graphics platform powers a number of products and services bring a new sports revolution.
Intello Labs is a Bangalore-based startup founded in 2016 which provides expertise in computer vision, deep learning, AI, image recognition, neural networks, machine learning, competitive landscape and consumer behavior. Intello labs offer smart computer vision solutions, for instance, a farmer can click an image of their crop, upload it to Intello Labs platform to understand pests, diseases, and weeds harming their farms. Intello Labs reads 1 million+ images on a daily basis, and is present in more than 10 countries.
Founded in 2010, with headquarters in Jerusalem Israel, OrCam empowers blind and partially sighted people live their lives with a high degree of independence through its OrCam MyEye2 which can recognize simple hand gestures and helps its user to read any printed or digital text, identify faces, products real-time, detect money notes for easier payments, detect color for easy shopping experience. OrCam’s another product is OrCam MyReader2 offering sophisticated AI assistive reading device.
Orbital Insight, founded in 2013, analyses global and national trends through advanced image processing and data science at petabyte scale. The startup offers scalable computer imaging solutions to Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance, Agriculture, Public Sector and NGOs. The company is present in Palo Alto, New York, Washington and Tokyo.
Founded in Israel in 2014, Airobotics provides an end-to-end, fully automatic solution for collecting aerial data and gaining invaluable insights. The startup serves Mining, Sea Ports, Oil & Gas and Industrial facilities for Inspection, Stockpile management, Haul road optimization, Surveying & Mapping, Tailings dams and Security & Emergency response. Additionally, from Petah Tikva Israel, the startup has offices in Arizona, US, and Kardinya, Western Australia.
Zebra Medical Vision is a path-breaking computer vision startup from Israel providing radiologists with the tools they need for the highest degree of medical care. Zebra Medical Vision significantly enhances the capabilities of radiologists; where providers use Zebra to alert them of patients at high risk of cardiovascular, lung, bone and other diseases. Zebra Medical Vision’s health providers manage the ever-increasing workload without compromising quality where scans cost a flat $1.
CloudWalk Technology founded in 2015, is based in Guangzhou, China. The company’s products include facial recognition terminals, facial scanning door entry and infrared binoculars scanning machines. CloudWalk Technology is an artificial intelligence facial recognition startup whose computer vision technologies are widely applied in the financial, public security and aviation sectors.
A picture, many say, is worth a thousand words and computer vision technologies could make it worth much more. Computer vision with its artificial intelligence integration offers endless and exciting possibilities and the appropriate output that exceeds the limitations of the human eye.