InnerEye and Macnica ATD Europe Sign Distribution Agreement

InnerEye's Brain-In-The-Loop system is capable of reading user’s visual and auditory recognition signals in real-time.

By Joel Davies -

Macnica ATD Europe, an imaging applications company, announces the signing of a distribution agreement with InnerEye. Based in Israel, InnerEye is combining human intelligence and AI into a unified learning and decision-making system for multiple applications.

InnerEye technology is connecting the user’s brain and the AI models combining them into a unified system called Brain-In-The-Loop. This system is addressing challenges in the development, training, and personalization of AI models, specifically for computer vision, and enables real-time collaboration between human users and the AI model for faster, more accurate and flexible decision-making.

“We are excited to welcome InnerEye in our distribution portfolio as part of the global strategy of Macnica Group to support AI-driven technologies. Their breakthrough iterative active learning framework Brain-In-The-Loop brings together the skills and expertise of the human user, cutting edge neuro-technology and state of the art machine learning and signal processing algorithms”, said Antoine Hide, CEO of Macnica ATD Europe. “Standard inspection processes by humans generate recurring brainwave patterns that can be learned by the InnerEye system which then automatically reacts upon detecting abnormal brainwave patterns up to 20 times faster than the human inspector is able to respond”.

By tapping into the users’ brain using a small wearable EEG device, the InnerEye Brain-In-The-Loop system is capable to read in real-time the user’s visual and auditory recognition signals, cognitive and mental states and additional human factors. This information is then fed to the AI system, either for AI model creation using brain-generated labels, an AI model update, or even a joint human-machine decision.

InnerEye and Macnica ATD Europe
InnerEye technology bypasses the need to record overt responses from the user. Image: InnerEye

The technology provided by InnerEye is already used in several markets and applications, with a focus on visual inspection use-cases, such as in airport security checkpoints to enhance the decision making of X-ray screeners. Upon spotting a threat in a luggage piece that is X-rayed, the screener’s brain generates a unique brainwave pattern. InnerEye technology automatically recognizes this pattern and records a threat without the screener having to actively flag it. Following this method, the technology is able to serve in multiple other applications in industrial inspection, data annotation, healthcare, agriculture, mobility, and even gaming.

“Brain-In-The-Loop by InnerEye enables training and validating the AI model on the fly without the need to collect and annotate the data externally. It also allows companies to adopt a general AI model and further adjust and improve it according to their specific visual inspection criteria”, stated InnerEye Co-Founder & CEO Uri Antman. “Furthermore, InnerEye enables our customers to advance to a real synchronization and connection between the human user and the deployed AI models, leveraging the unique skills and expertise of the user with the fast and accurate computer vision analysis”.

InnerEye will present its technology to the machine vision community in a speaker slot on 11 June during the EMVA Business Conference Special Edition 2021.

Founded in 2014 as a technology spin-off from the Hebrew and Ben-Gurion universities (Israel), InnerEye has a multidisciplinary team of data scientists and AI and software engineers, led by founders holding expertise in signal processing, machine learning and neuroscience.

Founded in 1990 as ATD Electronique, Macnica ATD Europe offers innovative components dedicated to imaging applications for the European market. Its product portfolio includes image sensors (CCD, CMOS, InGaAs, Thermal etc.), optics, interface circuits, IPs, imaging processors, cables and OLED microdisplays.

You can find more information about InnerEye and Macnica ATD Europe on their respective websites.

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