Milestone’s Community Kickstarter is an annual innovation contest to inspire software coders, developers or other visionaries to connect ideas and create change with XProtect open platform video technology. Based on criteria such as feasibility, novelty and industry relevance, the entries competing to win this year have now been chosen.
Meet the three nominated finalists, and learn more from them first-hand at the 2020 Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) conference to be held in Dallas February 17-19, where the winner will be announced. The winner will also receive:
- USD 10,000 in cash
- USD 20,000 worth of development resources
- USD 35,000 worth of marketing activities
It’s not all about the money…
Milestone believes in inspiring brilliant talent to make the world see through connecting new technology ideas, business strategy and innovation. These three 2020 finalists will have a chance to showcase their visions directly to the Milestone Community of partners and customers at the MIPS2020 conference and beyond.
Benoit Koenig, Veesion, France
Benoit Koenig is the co-founder and COO at Veesion. Benoit was confronted with shoplifting on a regular basis in his family-owned supermarkets. During his studies in Artificial Intelligence, he saw the great potential of deep learning applied on videos, which inspired him to start Veesion with two other engineers.
Veesion are developing a gesture recognition technology to detect shoplifting in the retail industry. The idea is to plug this technology, based on deep learning, into an existing video surveillance system to analyze the video streams and detect gestures associated with shoplifting.
Jennifer Ivens, Canscan, Canada
Jennifer Ivens is the founder of Canscan, a technology company that provides automated container inspection services. It was impatience and ambition that prompted her to leave her position as a logistics analyst for an ocean carrier to go into this business for herself.
Canscan’s idea is the next-level shipping container checking system, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) called Virtual Checker. Canscan has developed a patent-pending system based on AI, machine vision and data analytics that uses existing cameras and infrastructure to automatically inspect shipping containers transiting into or through terminals. The system will automatically clear passage for containers that are fully compliant and can be safely fast-tracked, whilst isolating non-compliant ones that require terminal operators’ full attention.
Potential use cases for this solution are port authorities, container terminal operators, trucking companies, railway lines, and logistics depots.
Zeljko Tepic, Venzo Secure, Denmark
Zeljko Tepic has over 15 years of experience in the development of client/server and cloud architectures. He works on projects involving advanced algorithms, signal processing, Artificial Neural Networks, deep learning, generic algorithms, fuzzy logic, spectral analysis, and more.
Venzo Secure’s idea is to provide seamless awareness of critical events by transparently displaying an intuitive “alert timeline” on top of the XProtect Smart Client camera views. As a part of the timeline, a notification feature helps the operator to send an alert to security personnel or emergency services. The solution will give customers the option to dynamically arrange a view of the cameras in the Smart Client which are closest to the event at hand, and to handle any related events, alarms, analytics or metadata inside the Milestone XProtect video platform, including those from third parties.
Potential users who could benefit from this new technology include Smart City managers, Emergency Responders and Police.