Z Advanced Computing, Inc. (ZAC), an Explainable-AI (Artificial Intelligence) (XAI) start-up, is developing its Smart Home product line through a paid-pilot for Smart Appliances for BSH Home Appliances (a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, originally a joint venture between Bosch and Siemens), a large manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the largest in the world. ZAC just successfully finished its Phase 1 of the pilot program.
“Our cognitive-based algorithm is more robust, resilient, consistent, and reproducible, with a higher accuracy, than Convolutional Neural Nets or GANs, which others are using now. It also requires much smaller number of training samples, compared to CNNs, which is a huge advantage,” said Dr. Saied Tadayon, CTO of ZAC. “We did the entire work on a regular laptop, for both training and recognition, without any dedicated GPU. So, our computing requirement is much smaller than a typical Neural Net, which requires a dedicated GPU.”
Tadayon added, “Our algorithm runs pretty fast and efficiently, even on a regular laptop, without any dedicated GPU or server backend. Our algorithm processes hi-res images with much less computing power, compared to CNNs. So, it fits the portable applications or small devices. ZAC algorithms and approach have a huge scientific significance and economic impact for AI and Machine Learning, as we can get much better results with much less computing power.”