Valtech is a services company that puts machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts into production operation. The company provides its customers with new ways of thinking and the necessary skills to transform their organizations quickly and also to enable them to do this for themselves. It has done this for many areas of the UK’s national government, including to improve the accuracy and timeliness of its monthly GDP estimates. In the commercial sector, Valtech has applied machine learning and artificial intelligence for connected cars and autonomous ships.
Dan Klein explores a prototype that uses AI to recognize human behavior in retail stores, using Intel Movidius to enable deep learning across video streams and connecting multiple AI functions in a single pipeline using the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. The solution enables users to track the movement of individuals around a store with real-time recognition of gender, sentiment, and apparel and is able to tie customer data (location, face metadata, and apparel metadata) in the floor area around a point-of-sale or digital signage. This allows for subsequent behavioral insights, experimentation, and validation of customer engagement.
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