City: San Francisco What it does: OpenSpace builds an AI product that can create photo representations of construction sites and map them against a site plan, making it easier for companies to document sites. Why it’s a good bet: OpenSpace announced in July that it raised $15 million in a Series B round led by…
TechRepublic: 5 questions to ask about your AI or IoT project
There’s more to usability in AI and IoT than you think. Before launching your AI or IoT project, answer these questions.
Whenever usability is used in an IT context, it usually refers to the user-friendliness of a Web portal or an application user interface and the ease of getting up to operational speed with a new piece of software.
While these are both valid and widely used definitions, I’d like to propose an expansion of how we think about usability for systems engaged in artificial intelligence (AI) or the Internet of Things (IoT).
The other day I was visiting with Jeevan Kalanithi, CEO of OpenSpace, which builds AI and IoT applications for the construction industry. I asked Kalanithi about the learning curve for using his product, and he sounded surprised. “What learning curve?” he asked. “An individual simply turns on a camera at a building site, walks through the construction, and records what has been done.”
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