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Introducing IRIS: Computer Vision Made In India

“The ability of AI to process huge amounts of seemingly unrelated data to derive patterns has helped in every stage of fighting this pandemic. This capability can play a major role in boosting the efficiency of organizations by helping limit the spread of infection and restore operations, safely,” says Kunal Kislay, Co-founder and CEO of Integration Wizards Solutions.

Introducing IRIS: Computer Vision Made In India
Kunal Kislay, Co-founder and CEO of Integration Wizards Solutions. (Image Source: Integration Wizards Solutions)

Based in Bangalore with operations across the US, pan-India and Europe, the company is utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to help enterprises determine actionable intelligence from images, videos, and live data.

Integration Wizards Solutions was co-founded by Kunal Kislay, Saquib Khan and Kumar Raman. The trio perceived a gap in the market where a system was required to address industrial hazards in real-time better. They realized that together they could build an AI-based solution that could solve the industry’s problem. This eventually led to their resignation from their jobs to pursue their passion for entrepreneurial freedom. They eventually incubated Integration Wizards Solutions Pvt. Ltd, circa 2014.

Integration Wizards Europe is our newest addition to the organization, our official expansion into the European market. We have partners in the Middle East, Europe, and South America who have helped us mark our global footprint and a customer base across 21+ countries,” highlights Kislay.

Retails, petroleum retail, health and safety, warehouses, security, banks, construction, tech parks, hospitals, automobile and solar are some of the sectors wherein the company works on providing customizable AI solutions.

Their latest flagship product is IRIS, an AI platform that helps organizations to derive actionable insights using live CCTV camera feeds. The product uses neural networks to process data from live video feeds from multiple cameras to provide real-time alerts on email, push notifications, SMS and WhatsApp. It generates actionable insights for the staff so that they can raise immediate alerts and prevent hazards.

The facial recognition technology is trained to identify PPE compliance in crowded areas, posture-recognition, fire and other hazards as well as to monitor pathways for pedestrians.

Kislay adds “IRIS has diverse use cases, it can monitor footfall in retail, secure customer premises for safety compliance, optimize processes for warehouses, and outdoor intrusion detection to name a few. IRIS can work with an existing CCTV infrastructure. This helps us deploy our solution quickly while keeping the overall cost low as compared to other solutions that rely on infrastructure overhaul. It works on any cloud platform and has an on-prem deployment option available, helping us gain clients with various requirements across geographies.”

IRIS follows a licensing-based revenue model, where the fee depends upon each use case. If it is a CCTV-related implementation, then it’s based per camera. Whereas, for a mobile-based application, the cost is based on the number of users who are actually using the application.

In response to the Coronavirus disruption and revival of the economy in a post-COVID world, Kunal says “ Manual monitoring of people wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is an immense task – laced with bias and is liable to bring much negative impact in an enterprise. No one exactly knows how to deal with offenders. Computer vision gives a real-time scenario at any given point on the number of people wearing masks and the people following social distancing, without bias. This helps in deploying emergency alerts and protocols when necessary.“

Wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, and screening for high temperature can all be monitored using an AI platform like IRIS, which eventually reduces the risk of coronavirus infection, as it is a contact disease. Computer vision algorithms can identify face mask non-compliance and monitor social distancing at places with more footfall like malls, theatres, bus-stands, railway stations as well as others and raise alerts real-time, helping the authorities take steps to either manage crowds or announce rules wearing masks and other necessary measures.

In response to the company’s plans, the organization aims to set-up a bigger team in the UK for servicing and reaching out to niche clients more robustly.

Kislay further highlights their expansion plants across pan-India, “In India, we have the advantage of understating the local customers and their limitations when it comes to cost-benefit analysis. The ROI for Indian customers is very important. We have a head start by having some of the industry leaders deploying our solution. In the light of privacy concerns being raised by industries, it helps to have a solution that is completely made in India by Indians. We hope to bring world standard products to more Indian companies in the future.“

Falguni Chaudhary

A literature graduate,Falguni is a PR specialist and communication strategist who thrives on brand building and creating the right PR mix for brands via the art of storytelling.Apart from the daily grind, she loves taking photo-walks, read literary theories and bake.

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