Startup Makes Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Breakthroughs in Object Recognition, Imagery Analytics

ZAC has acheived breakthroughs in general-AI computing techniques and machine learning for 3D object recognition that overcome limitations of most current specific-AI computing techniques. (source: TechStartups)

ZAC has acheived breakthroughs in general-AI computing techniques and machine learning for 3D object recognition that overcome limitations of most current specific-AI computing techniques. (source: TechStartups)

June 18, 2018 | Source: TechStartup, techstartups.com, 19 April 2018

ZAC - "We are developing a revolutionary technology leap in Artificial Intelligence, analytics, recognition, and search, based on General AI."


The recognition of objects is one of the main goals for computer vision research. 3-D object recognition has many industrial applications and applications in our daily lives. Some of the applications include: the automation on the assembly line, inspection of integrated circuit chips to detect defects in them, security in face and fingerprint recognition, medical diagnosis and detection of abnormal cells that may indicate cancer, remote sensing for automated recognition of possible hostile terrain to generate maps and aids for the visually impaired of mechanical guide dogs. However, 3D object recognition has been one of the challenging processes facing computer vision systems.

One Maryland-based startup may finally have the answer to the problem. The startup, Z Advanced Computing, announced today that it has made technical and scientific breakthrough towards Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), where the various attributes and details of 3D (three dimensional) objects can be recognized from any view or angle, using its novel General-AI techniques. Don’t let their ancient-looking website fool you. The startup is made up of a world-class team of scientists and the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The late Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, “The Father of Fuzzy Logic”, was one also of the company’s technical advisors and inventors.

The ZAC General AI Platform enables fast, accurate, and reliable recognition and search, e.g., for people, objects, patterns, and actions, within images and videos. Our horizontal platform features tools and APIs to enable wide variety of vertical applications and industries to take advantage of the platform’s efficient, detailed, and accurate recognition and search, e.g., for medical imaging/diagnosis, e-commerce/retail, search engine, referral and ad networks, social networks, learning machines, data mining, knowledge extraction & analytics, big data (e.g., generated from sensors, cameras, wearables, or IoTs), video summarization or search, self-driving cars, biometrics, security, and military and intelligence applications.

“With our superior approach, complex 3D objects can be recognized from any direction, using only a small number of training samples, based on our General-AI platform,” said Dr. Saied Tadayon, CTO of ZAC. “You cannot do this with the Specific-AI techniques, such as Deep Neural Networks, even with an extremely large number of training samples. That’s basically hitting the limits of the Specific-AI techniques,” continued Dr. Bijan Tadayon, CEO of ZAC. “For complex tasks, such as 3D image recognition, you need General-AI,” emphasized Dr. Saied Tadayon. “This is the first demonstration of General-AI techniques, which is fairly similar to the ways humans learn and recognize,” added Dr. Bijan Tadayon.

This technology enables image search in a wide variety of applications, such as e-commerce, ad network, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, satellite imaging, biometrics, and security. ZAC’s intellectual property portfolio comprises over 450 inventions, including 11 issued US patents.


For more information, see the ZAC website and the Washington Times article, Maryland Researchers Say they Discovered 'Holy Grail' of Machine Learning.

ZAC has assembled a world-class team of scientists, IT professionals, product developers, business leaders, and patent professionals to help execute our plans. The team included the physics Nobel Prize winner, Professor David M Lee, Ph.D., Cornell University Texas A&M.  The late Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, “The Father of Fuzzy Logic”, was one of their Technical Advisors and inventors.

The ZAC™ General AI Platform enables fast, accurate, and reliable recognition and search, e.g., for people, objects, patterns, and actions, within images and videos. Our horizontal platform features tools and APIs to enable wide variety of vertical applications and industries to take advantage of the platform's efficient, detailed, and accurate recognition and search, e.g., for medical imaging/diagnosis, e-commerce/retail, search engine, referral and ad networks, social networks, learning machines, data mining, knowledge extraction & analytics, big data (e.g., generated from sensors, cameras, wearables, or IoTs), video summarization or search, self-driving cars, biometrics, security, and military and intelligence applications.