Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Microsoft’s wicked-smart camera AI tracks people and equipment to keep workers safe

Artificial intelligence is going to radically change the workplace. But not just in terms of eliminating jobs, but also by making them measurably safer. Today at Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle, Andrea Carl, Director of Commercial Communications at Microsoft, demonstrated how the Azure stack, Azire IoT Edge, Microsoft Cognitive Services, and commodity camera equipment can make the workplace safer. It does this by identifying tools, people, and even potential accidents, like spillages and improperly-stored tools, all in real-time. The software can even identify people who are trained to use a specific tool. So if, say, a hot saw or a…

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