It has happened to you that they are in a shop and a watchman comes to you determined to offer you help, it is almost certain that artificial intelligence has something to do with it; through a recognition software they can identify themselves as a possible thief.
Vaak, the new Artificial Intelligence software is a Japanese startup founded by Ryo Tanaka, this allows to identify potential thieves in shops and locals.
It achieves this thanks to its ability to analyze dozens of factors linked to body language which can identify patterns of behavior.
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The advantages of this software
Vaak analyzes the weather, clothing and the way of walking, when it detects someone suspicious notifies the guards, the procedure is to approach the individual and offer help to try to dissuade him.
The first news of this AI program is from last year, when it was able to identify a robbery by way of recording videos that those responsible for the store did not identify at the time and thanks to this they were able to execute the arrest.
In the words of Tanaka “We are still discovering the full potential of the market; we want to continue to expand the reach of the company”.
Currently the Artificial Intelligence program, Vaak, is implemented in less than a hundred stores, all in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
With positive results it records the arrest of 7 thieves and a decrease of 75% in cases of theft.
It is expected that within 3 years this artificial intelligence software; is present in more than 100.00 stores throughout Japan and that collects more than 1 billion yen.
Shoplifting is one of the biggest sources of loss for the global retail sector.
This use of artificial intelligence makes it possible to maintain old hardware; such as cameras, which avoids a greater expense when it comes to updating and modernizing security systems.
Other uses for this artificial intelligence software
It is self-limiting that advanced artificial intelligence stagnates only in identifying actual thefts; Vaak is working on recognizing how consumers interact with products, always looking to better advise consumers and increase sales.
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