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3 Ways AI can Revolutionize Safety and Security in the Construction Industry

Imagine if CCTV cameras could identify problems happening on site as they happen

Construction is the sixth deadliest occupation in the United States. This statistic may not surprise you, yet we seem to be ignoring safety.


Well it turns out that artificial intelligence can reduce workplace injuries by as much as 50%. In fact, AI has been shown to significantly reduce workplace injuries and fatalities in construction sites around the world.

Here are 3 ways artificial intelligence revolutionizes safety:

1) Monitoring dangerous situations and potential risks with AI & Computer Vision analytics

Automatically process billions of variables and dependencies to serve up precise answers in a digital twin like simulated intelligence platform.

2) Tracking dangerous tools & power tool maintenance lifecycles

The sensors and edge computing track how often workers use potentially risky tools like power saws or jackhammers, providing a window into their patterns of behavior and suggesting possible new strategies for preventing accidents and fatalities.

3) Automated visual inspections

Helps scheduling & automating inspections and identifying which areas need repairs first by utilizing smart phones, edge AI devices, exit CCTV systems & drones.

Computer vision & AI have shown to significantly reduce workplace fatalities around construction sites all over the world! Computer vision makes sure your tools are safe at home before they’re brought on site; AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure or kill anyone; automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse while also reducing bias.

Construction sites are dangerous places. It’s not uncommon for workers to be injured or killed on the job and that puts a huge burden on construction companies’ bottom lines as well as society at large. Fortunately, computer vision has proven itself capable of significantly reducing workplace fatalities by making sure all tools are safe before they’re brought onto site, AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure anyone and automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse.

If you have any questions about how safety & security measures can benefit your company in the long-term please feel free to reach out! We would love to hear from you if this is an area where we can offer assistance.

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Ookeani luure underwater inspection & surveillance platform

Ports, harbors & marinas can often pose hazardous risks due to murky and dark water conditions, which in turn makes it difficult for divers to perform biosecurity inspections.

The Ookeani – Luure underwater surveillance platform utilizes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is to improve safety and security for underwater surveillance inspections and capabilities.

Hazardous Risk to Divers and inspectors

One of Pagarba’s clients handles high risk diving and inspection situations and locations, where there is a high volume of departures and arrivals from domestic and international vessels. One of the clients maritime responsibilities is to manage the safety, security & risk factors due to marine pest invasion.

Many times the underwater locations like this can be dark, murky, and filled with kelp and seaweed and other debris so as to present very low visibility for the professional divers inspecting that area.
And when there are a high number of large and small vessels coming in and out of these ports and marinas, and the occasional visit from large predators like whales, sea lions, and sharks, these divers are at even higher risk and sometimes dangerous situations.

Underwater visual inspections powered by the computer vision & AI Ookeani-luure platform with the blueye robotics ROV

Blueye robotics ROV
Mission Bay in San Diego

When a buffet of risks and dangers face humans during underwater inspections, Pagarba’s Maritime client needed a system and solution to complete tasks without this stress and worry. There is also future savings on high risk insurance liability costs. That’s why they turned to Pagarba Solutions to improve their visual inspections and underwater surveillance video analysis using the Ookeani-luure AI powered blueye robotics ROV.

This underwater ocean surveillance intelligence ROV platform has allowed them to perform far more in depth and detailed automated search and analysis visual inspections, detections, checks & precision predictions for invasive pests by using its computer vision and video intelligence capabilities. The team can discover, review, analyze and predict underwater challenges from their mobile app or tablet on the surface and ensure the safety and security of the professional divers. They can even run simultaneous inspections with multiple ROVs.

Not only are ROVs becoming more frequently used for these types of inspections, but Pagarba and some of their clients are researching and experimenting with autonomous underwater ROVs and discovering new ways to automate , analyze and optimize the use of a variety of different ROVs. Call it the Intelligent ROV surveillance platform for biosecurity and compliance with computer vision, AI powered video search and analysis – including survey designs and identification of specimens found in ports, harbors and marinas.

Learn more about how Pagarba Solutions can help you inspect and analyze your next underwater project by contacting us today and head to our website for more epic underwater details and footage.

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Ookeani-luure digital ocean intelligence

digital ocean

Ookenai luure…

The “digital” ocean intelligence platform for the blue economy.

The Blue Economy includes ports , harbors , marinas , fisheries, transportation & logistics, offshore energy, hydropower stations , tourism and more.

blue economy

oceans influence all natural cycles

are directly or indirectly involved with all economic sectors

Oceans produce up to 80% of the oxygen we breathe

40% of the world’s population depend on marine and coastal biodiversity

An interconnected and integrated mesh of unmanned surface vehicles & ROVs, high sensitivity subsea sensors, acoustic analysis sonar, multi-spectral imagining, satellites, ships, buoys, drones, smart ports and smart cities all powered and fused together with intelligent automaton algorithms and computer vision, artificial intelligence, data science, photogrammetry, cloud and edge computing.

The Ookeani-luure platform and solution innovates ocean intelligence to create a global advanced ocean, river , lake , stream and clean water AI management safety and security platform – aka “the digital ocean.”

Smart cities have digital twins.

Pagarba Solutions is building the digital ocean.

A digital ocean intelligence platform would provide knowledge needed to enable oceans, rivers , lakes & streams to not only continue being the lifeblood of our planet but enhance our ability to deal with this climate crisis and security threats from all levels. According to the World Resources Institute, ocean-based solutions could close the emission gap by 21 percent.

These solutions include renewable energy production, new carbon sequestration strategies, optimizing shipping and logistics, better transparency in a global trading ocean economy ecosystem, improving the safety and security and efficiency of ports and harbors, optimizing fisheries and aquaculture and hydropower as well as improved ocean-based transport.

Better ocean knowledge is the cornerstone of these capabilities, enabling us to leverage the ocean’s amazing ability to hide or eliminate humans past and future mistakes and chart a new healthier path for earth.

The initial release is solving the corrosion problem with an AI and computer vision corrosion detection and prediction solution for the maritime industry

corrosion detection
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Stories created by AI with NLP …

Natural Language Processing (NLP) models are gaining popularity in a variety of document writing and creative tasks such as legal notes, conversational chatbots, rephrasing sentences, gaming scripts, movie scripts, music lyrics, slogan writing, news articles, blog posts, journalism, poetry and novel generation.

However the current challenges with the majority of such language models is they offer limited interaction support for users, and thus the control factors require far more explicit training and testing. Or flat out wasting a writers time where they’d spend make time editing and proofreading than writing.

Now comes a report about a text editor called Wordcraft, from the Google Research team, with a built-in AI-powered creative writing assistant.

The google Wordcraft white paper proposes a text editor tool that supports a variety of story writing tasks such as continuation, infilling and rewriting, while also providing users the ability to create custom tasks on the fly. It also goes into some techniques for utilizing dialog models.

The UI for this text editor is a simple web interface that has the look and feel of a notepad or any other basic text editor. A few key extras are basic commands that trigger requests to the NLP assistant.

The NLP commands have a dynamic feel to them depending on the writers usage. Certain commands appear if they are using it as traditional text editor (think how Word has edit/review now for grammar and spelling). While another set of commands appear if the writer highlights a particular section of text they would like the NLP assistant to focus on.

Writers are presented with only a blank screen at the start like most text editors and as they write text, certain options appear on the right (along with their keyboard shortcuts) for utilizing the NLP assistant to perform one of the supported interactions and commands. A writer can also try out their own queries by modifying the prompts.

The Wordcraft text editor uses an open-ended dialog system for text generation. This allows the UI to have functionality where the writer can ask the AI to do story specific tasks like “Help me describe my dog charley’s emotional state” in addition to providing clickable support for standard tasks like continuation and elaboration.

The dialog system used is Meena (Adiwardana et al., 2020), a language model that is broadly capable of following instructions and answering questions posed in a conversational format.

The Google research team hypothesize that open-ended dialogue systems are better suited to interactive writing than GPLMs. They see the Wordcraft text editor as a comprehensive sandbox for launching deeper investigations into the strengths and weaknesses of using language models for multi-purpose creative writing assistants and systems.

It’s a future where AI powered text editors can rephrase sentences as well as shape entire narratives of a article or story.

Writing is hard

Google Wordcraft white paper

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Looking for exceptional sales reps & business development leaders

Pagarba Solutions is looking for awesome sales development reps and a business development leader to drive growth in new product development using AI, computer vision. We also build a solution for the maritime industry helping to solve corrosion detection with our Ookeani luure corrosion prediction AI software.

Apply today and check out the job description

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