Berlin-based start-up AVA announced that after more than two years of “highly secretive development,” its artificial intelligence technology is available which is “capable of calculating the statistical, current and predictive safety and risk for any given location in real-time” by monitoring mass volumes of data from multiple sources, such as incident categories which includes crime, terrorism, fire, natural forces, industrial disasters or health-related risk.
AVA said its product “detects relevant events and incidents with unprecedented speed and accuracy, thanks to its deep learning algorithms. Partners and customers access the safety and risk scores using cloud-based operation center interfaces, dedicated mobile applications or the universal data API. That way, AVA can be integrated into all kind of solutions and systems, ranging from smart homes, connected cars, travel booking websites over underwriting processes at insurances to high-frequency trading platforms.”
“A specific innovation is the adaptive scoring,” the company said in its announcement. “That way, for example, a luxury car might warn its owner who is about to park in an area with increased risk of vandalism or theft for this specific car brand. But also individual users can leverage these capabilities by adding aspects such as gender, age, skin color or orientation to their personal profiles. This makes data protection and privacy a centerpiece within the strategy of the company.”
AVA said it is one of the first big data companies to fully comply with the world’s most strict EU (GDPR) regulations on data protection and privacy to be put in force mid-2018.
"AVA is like meteorology for safety, laying the ground for new and world-changing solutions unimaginable before. We deliver actionable information to monitor, manage and improve the physical safety of individuals, things, buildings, organizations, locations, communities and cities," said Sascha Knopp, CEO and co-founder of AVA.
"The perceived increase in crime, terrorism, natural disasters, epidemics and crisis-related migration continues to fuel public anxiety at a global level. At the same time, public authorities struggle to cope with increasing complexity, pressure and budget constraints. These trends led to unprecedented and still surging global demand for a new solution. But it is only now that the increase in data availability and decreasing cost of high-performance computing allowed for the implementation of a solution such as AVA," said AVA Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Aleksandar Stojanovic.
"With AVA there is now a unique, both global and local solution to tame this ever increasing complexity,” Knopp added.
AVA said, “Working for more than two years in strict secrecy, AVA has only been collaborating with a few chosen partners and pilot customers: Global insurances, two of the world’s leading cities and their public safety authorities as well with as a world-leading provider of integrated safety and security solutions serving public authorities, large corporations and critical infrastructures.”
AVA said in the upcoming months it will focus on “implementing some larger pilot installations before starting routine business operations, providing direct data access through universal application programming interfaces and cloud-based turnkey interfaces for professionals, such as corporate safety and location security professionals, public safety authorities and smart cities.”
AVA said companies, organizations, developers and municipalities and public agencies interested in partnering with AVA can register at http://www.ava.info, or send their request to email@example.com for early access.
Photo: AVA operations center.