January 18, 2021

NATIX Vision App: explore Video AI and what you can detect with NATIX

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, it is becoming more and more clear that understanding the prospects of AI in both, the private and the public sector is imperative to identify the areas in businesses and cities that could benefit from such technology. While there is a vast amount of research done in the field of AI, the real-life use cases are often misinterpreted.

AI in cities

As the world population continues to grow, there is an increasing need to better manage resources and optimize the administration of cities.

According to data released by the UN, although growing at a slower pace, the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

To prepare for this, the focus has been increasingly directed towards Artificial Intelligence.

Image of a smart city with traffic, street lamps and highrise buildings

Image by Luis Quintero, Pexels

Currently, the challenges that cities are trying to tackle with AI include traffic reduction, citizen health improvement, energy supply, and more. The vast range of these challenges makes the implementation of AI an extremely difficult and complicated process. The concept of Smart City comes into play, showcasing the benefits of such a complex implementation of AI. The integration and collaboration by the city service providers is essential to reap the benefits of AI. This leads to even bigger interest from all parties in understanding the possibilities of AI, making it one of the key objectives for smart cities.

AI in the private sector

The story is no different for businesses and the private sector. Nearly every industry has been impacted by the rise of AI. Not surprisingly, the appetite for and investment in AI solutions have been on an increasing trajectory and will most likely remain so in the foreseeable future. As the practical use of AI has transformed everyday business operations, the shifting business models lay the ground for an ever-increasing adoption. Due to these developments, there is also a wide exaggeration in the public of the potential prospects of AI in the private sector.

Coincidentally, the presence of AI in various science and media publications is enormous for both, cities and the private sector, creating a massive hype for AI solutions. At the same time, the actual value of AI is often misunderstood.

NATIX Vision App

To demystify real-life applications of AI, we have developed the NATIX Vision App. It shows several possibilities of Computer Vision AI, which we will see across cities and industrial campuses in the upcoming months and years. This showcases what is already possible and we hope to inspire new applications.

- Various types of face/person anonymization: blurred faces, redacted faces, and blurred full-body image. It enables privacy enforcing and secure use of the wide range of video AI. Once the personal part is “taken out of the picture”, all the other information can be used with way fewer obstacles.

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Blurred face (left side), redacted face (middle) and blurred full-body (right side)

- Detection of interior items: simultaneous multiple object detection with just one device without any additional (e.g. cloud) processing, e.g. detect various items such as laptop, book, chair, etc. with your phone.

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Multiple interior object detection

- To inspire different specific use cases in cities and company campuses, we added a few more detections, such as traffic participants (e.g. cars, bikes, pedestrians) to improve the understanding of a city and lay the foundation for new levels of optimization:

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Multiple traffic participant detection


Interested in experiencing and testing the AIs in practice on your phone? Curious in bags detection, mask detection, and helmet detection? Or perhaps one of the mentioned AIs is perfect for your current challenge?

Then drop us an email at hello@natix.io and our team will get back to you in no time.

DISCLAIMER: This post only reflects the author’s personal opinion, not any other organization’s. This is not official advice. The author is not responsible for any decisions that readers choose to make.