Autodesk is proud to welcome the newest recipient of the Forge Fund, Newmetrix.
Just announced today in the BuiltWorlds panel discussion, Autodesk has awarded funding to Newmetrix.
Newmetrix focuses on using artificial intelligence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry and the built environment as a whole.
All construction projects have a large amount of photos and videos taken every step of the way. Newmetrix has developed a “smart photo and video management platform” that uses synthetic vision and deep learning to tell you important things about your project. For example:
- Safety related: Are people on the job site wearing hard hats or safety glasses?
- Management: You can monitor quality and track projects.
Deep learning is used by Newmetrix to recognize things like hard hats, ductwork and other things found on construction sites. Newmetrix applies “smart tags” as its algorithms analyze images, so a particular stakeholder can easily find imagery related to their trade or interest—such as all the bits of video that show ductwork.
And this is where it get's interesting...