Explainable-AI image recognition startup Z Advanced Computing pilots smart appliance with Bosch
Z Advanced Computing (ZAC), a Potomac, Maryland-based artificial intelligence startup, announced yesterday that it’s developing its Smart Home product line through a paid-pilot for smart appliances for BSH Home Appliances, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the largest in the world. BSH Home Appliances Corporation is a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, originally a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG. ZAC Smart Home product line uses ZAC Explainable-AI Image Recognition.
ZAC is the first to apply Explainable-AI in Machine Learning. “You cannot do this with other techniques, such as Deep Convolutional Neural Networks,” said Dr. Saied Tadayon, CTO of ZAC. “For complex tasks, such as Smart Appliances, you need ZAC’s superior technology,” continued Dr. Bijan Tadayon, CEO of ZAC. “This is fairly similar to the ways humans learn and recognize,” Dr. Saied Tadayon added.
In addition, ZAC is developing its Drone Vision product line through a contract from the US Air Force, based on ZAC Explainable-AI Image Recognition technologies.
This technology enables image recognition and search in a wide variety of applications, such as e-commerce, ad network, autonomous vehicles/drones, medical imaging, drone/satellite imaging, smart homes/appliances, smart cities, biometrics, face recognition, video, and security.
ZAC’s intellectual property portfolio comprises over 450 inventions, including 11 issued US patents.
Founded in 2013 by Bijan Tadayon, Mahnaz Dean, and Saied Tadayon, ZAC develops a revolutionary technology leap in Artificial Intelligence, analytics, image recognition, and search, based on Explainable-AI. ZAC AI Platform enables fast, accurate, and reliable recognition and search, e.g., for people, objects, patterns, and actions, within images and videos.
Zac’s horizontal platform features tools and APIs to enable wide variety of vertical applications and industries to take advantage of the platform’s efficient, detailed, and accurate recognition and search, e.g., for e-commerce/retail, search engine, referral and ad networks, social networks, learning machines, data mining, knowledge extraction & analytics, big data (e.g., generated from sensors, cameras, wearables, or IoTs), video summarization or search, self-driving cars, medical imaging/diagnosis, biometrics, security, and military and intelligence applications.
ZAC has team of great scientists and developers. The development is headed by Saied Tadayon, a scientist and veteran software developer, who got his PhD from Cornell at age 23. ZAC’s world-renowned advisors include Prof. David Lee (Nobel Laureate in Physics), Prof. Mory Gharib (Vice Provost of Research for Caltech), Prof. Robert Buhrman (former Sr. Vice Provost of Research for Cornell), and Prof. Mo Jamshidi (UTSA, Founding Dir. of NASA Center for Autonomous Control, and a member of US Army Science Board).