On May 6, 2019 we attended the launch event for UP42, an exciting new startup that promises to enable more users to take advantage of the growing base of imagery and image processing algorithms – all together on one easy to use platform.
Our VP of Sales, Peter Koning, attended the event and presented some of the interesting results we have found already, using available imagery from Airbus (and more to come) and our own Automatic Image Anomaly Detection System AIADS – a new way to rapidly discover changes.
But first, Peter took a little walking tour of Berlin and loved it.
Great sights and food, and easy to get around.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was impressive, and at night it looks a lot like a grid of pixels, which our AIADS product loves:
There was also inspiration: much like the Berlin wall pictured below, the geospatial world has until now been a challenge for small and medium sized organizations. UP42 promises to open this up with their new platform, as mentioned in the press release here.
The event was well attended by the press, officials from Airbus, other tech entrepreneurs and investors, and industry analysts. There were other cool presentations as well, like the one from Daniel Seidel at LiveEO. Daniel revealed how their AI is using imagery to reduce risk of vegetation collisions for public railway networks.
Simularity already has 2 “blocks” on the UP42 marketplace: AIADS and also a valuable Dynamic Range Adjustment tool which can balance the contrast in imagery, a preprocessing requirement for many machine learning and other analytical algorithms. Blocks on UP42 are like lego blocks that can be combined together and with data or imagery blocks in workflows, to produce valuable insights from imagery.
At the event, Peter also manned our booth in the Berlin Zeiss Planetarium, where he answered questions regarding how we can find anomalies among stacks of billions of pixels. Spot the cool projector in the background.
We are honored that Up42 selected us as as founding partner, and look forward to seeing what our customers can do with the new platform… and our blocks.