An automotive component supplier in the U.S. autonomously monitors safety and productivity on its assembly lines. A life sciences company in France sorts thousands of Petri dishes an hour to speed drug discovery. And a French manufacturer checks the integrity of food containers as they speed down the production line.
Edgel AI from Coral implemented by Accenture makes it all possible.
Multinational consultancy, Accenture, has been helping corporate clients realize the benefits of cutting-edge technology for 70 years. Now, through its partnership with Google, the company is working to bring AI-powered visual inspection capabilities to factories, utilities, and other industrial settings.
Such settings often require enhanced privacy and security to protect intellectual property and workers. That’s why Accenture has turned to Coral’s edge AI capabilities. For example, Coral lets factory floor managers analyze video locally instead of streaming it to the cloud for AI processing, reducing data transfer costs while keeping potentially sensitive data on-site.
“The idea is to share just segmented data on the cloud for your applications,” says Sudhindra K. Ghanathe, Global Industry Innovations Lead for the Accenture Google Business Group. “That’s exactly the breakthrough Coral allows.”
Initial proofs of concept in manufacturing plants in North America and Europe have already demonstrated positive results, setting the stage for more deployments to come, for example, at the automotive component manufacturer.