Video analytics has eaten a few free lunches over the last 15 years. Whilst it has certainly added some value to video installations, there has been much debate about exactly ‘how intelligent’ the technology really is and whether it provides satisfactory ROI. But in 2018, there is now a growing belief that video analytics could finally move beyond what has been achieved through conventional rule based systems. Our new report The Global Market for AI Video Analytics 2018 to 2023 identifies a number of reasons why we think video analytics is about to cross the Rubicon. The first is that major advances in semiconductor architecture are now enabling much faster processing, empowering deep learning and machine learning algorithms to analyze data many times faster than was previously possible. GPU chip manufacturers like Nvidia have found that these semiconductor architectures can deliver much better performance for AI chip applications. This initiative has come from relatively smaller […]
The vast majority of buildings are small and not very smart, and it is their small size that limits their “intelligence” by restricting their access to smart building technology. A staggering 94% of US office space is housed in properties under 50,000 square feet, according to the latest data from Energy Star, and that proportion is […]
The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]
Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]
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