SeeChange, an AI provider for global retailers, partners with Keymakr, a data-annotation service provider, to reduce the number of times shoppers and employees slip, trip, or fall in brick-and-mortar stores.
Through this partnership, Keymakr provides data annotation for SeeChange to easily identify and notify employees of liquid spills in large stores including the Asda supermarket chain in the UK.
Slips, trips, and falls are the third most common cause of lost-workday injuries in wholesale and retail establishments, many of which are preventable. SeeChange leverages AI to automatically detect clear liquid spills and notify employees of potential fall-risk areas in real-time. The company developed SpillDetect by using thousands of images from existing CCTV network infrastructures. Notifications are provided via the portal or through announcements, email, SMS, or other integrations. Spills are detected and the image along with a 30-second video clip prior to the spill are displayed.
SeeChange leverages Keymakr’s video annotation and object tracking to provide one of the most accurate results in the industry. Keymakr also works with retail companies, which deal with data that comes from mobile devices, logistics, and warehouse cameras. The company follows strict data standards and is compliant with the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
The partnership comes on the heels of Keymakr’s launch of Keylabs, its purpose-built SaaS platform. The platform enables all companies, regardless of whether they have data-annotation teams, to leverage Keymakr’s uniquely effective annotation capabilities. Keylabs’s easy-to-use interface improves the speed of annotation and data sets while ensuring accuracy through its QA abilities.
“Through this partnership, we expand our data-annotation services to retail stores,” says Arie Zilberman, CEO and Founder of Keymakr. “As machine learning becomes increasingly important for virtually every industry, we aim to arm companies with the tools they need to scale data annotation and build their models efficiently and precisely.”
“Sensors and machines will provide a never-before-possible view of the physical world, and we’re proud to leverage our software to spearhead that movement that will transform every industry as we know it,” says Mark Brady, VP Commercial of SeeChange. “Our progressive approach to understanding the real world through our visual AI aligns well with Keymakr, an important partner. We can’t afford to sacrifice accuracy for volume, and Keymakr rapidly validates and annotates our huge data sets as part of our machine learning training processes.”
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