Technology is increasingly helpful, however technology limitations constantly remind us that it never fully understands what we want to achieve. That’s going to change.

Technology can’t predict what we want to do until it can learn, and it learns when it can ‘see’ what’s happening. An image contains thousands of pieces of information, a video millions – millions of clues about who the lens is looking at - their habits, what’s going right and what’s going wrong, even picking up people’s moods.  

Giving technology ‘sight’ is enabling a new level of benefits without the user continually giving instructions. Example: Not long ago car-reversing cameras were novel, then multiple car cameras began making highway driving a lot safer - and now cars that can ‘see’ can find their way to a destination and park with one push of a button.  

Our world is evolving into one  where smart appliances, intelligent personal assistants and automated vehicles will remember our preferences, make smart decisions and become a lot more intuitive to use. This could mean 45 billion connected cameras in use in five years and this provides a big opportunity for Albany based Teknique which is already a leader in this field.   

Teknique creates better ways to view, interpret and understand the world by integrating smart camera platform technology into electronic products. Teknique’s team of designers, thinkers, engineers and prototypers are dedicated to intelligent product development that creates better ways to view, interpret, understand and interact with what’s going on in the world. Since he founded Albany-based Teknique with his brother 14 years ago, Teknique CEO Ben Bodley and his team has grown Teknique to the point where over 95 per cent of their customers are offshore primarily in the United States, and Teknique celebrated an annual growth rate of 607% ranking 8th in the Deloitte Fast50 2017.    

Talk to the Teknique team and they say what they enjoy most is seeing their technology in some of the worlds most successful commercial and consumer products.  Being able to say “Hey I was part of that” gives the team the motivation to continue breaking new ground and inventing what the world hasn’t seen yet.  “There is no limit to how cameras, computer vision, and AI are going to change user experience across the world” says Bodley. 

Article originally published by Grow North Smart Innovation on 7 August, 2018.

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