Palo Alto, Calif. – October 2, 2018 – Drishti, a transformative new technology company that uses computer vision and deep learning to digitize tasks performed by humans on the assembly line, was named in Gartner’s 2018 “Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, 2018” in the Cognitive Expert Advisors category, which is “on the rise.”
Cognitive Expert Advisor (CEA) technology companies like Drishti are helping manufacturing leaders navigate demand for lot sizes of one, faster delivery times and downward pressure on costs, which are driving interest in digital transformation. In Drishti’s case, it parses streaming video from each workstation to convert human actions into data. This lets the business identify trends, spotlight opportunities for optimization and guide human attention to where it is most valuable at any given moment.
“CEAs will add intelligence to improve quality and accelerate the pace and targeted nature of continuous improvement through more timely, accurate and beneficial problem identification and solution decision making,” according to Simon F. Jacobson, research vice president, Gartner.
Despite the hype around factory robots, humans remain the primary creators of both value and variability on the factory floor. Successful digital transformation in manufacturing must start with the human workforce, which is why Drishti has developed the world’s first action recognition technology. Drishti creates a vast dataset from heretofore unmeasurable human actions. This dataset is used to increase productivity, quality and traceability – while making human operators more competitive against automation.
“Data itself is poised to have a profound impact on manufacturing processes, operations and organizational structure,” said Prasad Akella, founder and CEO, Drishti. “Data from the human workforce, in particular, will be fundamental in manufacturers’ efforts to improve efficiencies, add value and reduce variability. Until now, this human task data has been Industry 4.0’s biggest blind spot.
The benefit from Cognitive Expert Advisor technologies like Drishti is truly transformational, and the earlier a company aligns its operations around this data, the longer that manufacturer will enjoy a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
Gartner “Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, 2018,” Simon Jacobson. Published: 26 July 2018.
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Drishti’s mission is to extend human capabilities in an increasingly automated world. Its action recognition and AI innovations automatically digitize human actions inside the factory to create a massive new dataset. Manufacturers use Drishti to anchor true digital transformation, driving sweeping improvements in productivity, quality and traceability. And operators rely on Drishti to be more consistent and efficient, becoming even more valuable on the factory floor. For more information, visit Drishti.com.