Below is our recent interview with Carlos Anchia, Co-Founder and CEO at Plainsight:
Q: Carlos, how can Plainsight help businesses?
A: Plainsight helps businesses across industries realize the full potential of their visual data to accelerate their digital transformation, improve their operations, and develop their own innovative solutions and product offerings leveraging computer vision. By delivering the widest breadth of combined managed services and a vision AI platform for centralized processes and standardized pipelines, we have a proven track record of accelerating enterprise value generation with innovative computer vision strategies.
Enterprises are collecting massive amounts of unstructured image and video data and we’re empowering an ecosystem of customers and partners with development, implementation, management and oversight of vision AI solutions across use cases. We’re excited to announce our recent partnership in the new and exciting Blue Economy sector with MarineSitu for monitoring environmental impact/conditions related to Marine Energy initiatives.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: With Plainsight, MarineSitu is poised to deliver powerful vision AI solutions to Marine Energy customers for continuous underwater monitoring and real-time data processing. Plainsight’s managed services and vision AI tools will be integrated with MarineSitu’s user-friendly underwater camera and sonar software and hardware for faster, lower-cost video processing, analysis, and alerts. Initial projects will use custom computer vision models to detect and classify aquatic wildlife and environmental factors that can impact tidal turbines. Future projects will explore a wide range of opportunities across evolving sea and freshwater industries including aquaculture and underwater observation.
Key to this partnership is the development and use of edge-enabled vision AI models deployed on MarineSitu devices themselves for monitoring underwater environments. This type of edge deployment delivers reliable high-volume, low-latency, and reduced-cost video data processing and analytics that will yield especially valuable insights for underwater detection and the protection of vulnerable ecosystems.
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Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: We make repeatable computer vision success a reality for our customers, addressing high-impact use cases and solving persistent challenges. Plainsight delivers comprehensive strategies, fully managed services, and full-lifecycle vision AI solutions leveraging:
- Intelligent image and video data curation
- Integrated AI-powered data labeling
- Automated SmartML™ for model training
- Plainsight Pipelines™ for standardized data workflows
- Flexible deployment to cloud, edge, or on-premises
- Google Cloud VPC-deployment for security & scale
- Ongoing solution monitoring, maintenance, & oversight
Tying it all together is a team of experts who immerse themselves in customer organizations to build a thorough understanding of goals, challenges, and capabilities to enhance their business models and strengthen their competitive positioning with centralized, repeatable vision AI solutions.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Over the next 6 months, Plainsight will help enterprise leaders across various sectors (Blue Economy, AgTech, Retail, and Manufacturing, to name a few) deliver transformational computer vision solutions that drive top-line improvements to help increase customer adoption, purchases, and attach rates. We’ll also be working hard to help customers uncover bottomline improvements like reduction in labor costs, materials sourcing costs, efficiency in scrap or waste and reduction in operational downtime.
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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: We are known for solving problems where others have tried and failed. One reason computer vision projects often come up short is that enterprises and providers view deployment as a destination in itself. Plainsight’s emphasis on ongoing solution monitoring and oversight ensures models evolve and improve over time alongside changing challenges and business needs. Our customers not only see the value of computer vision quickly, but realize success and transformative results in the long term.