Landing AI

Canvas Category Software : Information Technology : MLOps

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Primary Location Palo Alto, California, United States

Financial Status VC-A; McRock Capital, Insight Partners, Taiwania Capital, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel Capital, Samsung Catalyst Fund, DRIVE Catalyst, Walsin Lihwa, AI Fund

Landing AI is pioneering the next era of AI in which companies with even limited data sets can realize the business and operational value of AI and move AI projects from proof-of-concept to full scale production. Guided by a data-centric AI approach, Landing AI’s flagship product is LandingLens, an enterprise MLOps platform that offers to build, iterate, and operationalize AI powered visual inspection solutions for manufacturers. With data quality being key to the success of production AI systems, LandingLens enables users to achieve optimal data accuracy and consistency. Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, former chief scientist of Baidu, and founding lead of Google Brain, Landing AI is uniquely positioned to lead the development of AI from a technology that benefits a few to a technology that benefits all.

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Snowflake Ventures Invests in Landing AI, Boosting Visual AI in the Data Cloud

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event, Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI, Snowflake, McRock Capital

Snowflake and Landing AI are already partners, and we’re excited to announce today that we are deepening our relationship with an investment in Landing AI. Through this next phase of partnership, customers will be able to leverage Landing AI’s computer vision capabilities natively on Snowflake via Snowpark Container Services and Snowflake Native Apps. This will enable the building of powerful, custom-built computer vision solutions that process images and videos at scale, all within the secure, governed boundary of the Data Cloud.

Read more at Snowflake Blog

Automatic Defect Classification in Wafer Fabrication

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✍️ Author: Quinn Killough

🏭 Vertical: Semiconductor

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI

Semiconductor and MEMS manufacturers around the world are maximizing their yield and reducing expenses through the use of LandingLens. These manufacturers empower advanced technologies and elevate everyday experiences. By implementing automatic defect classification solutions, one of leading manufacturer has achieved a remarkable labor cost reduction of at least 80% wherever these solutions are utilized.

The model training process is not only fast but also produces high-performing models. In addition, LandingLens’ cloud inference service seamlessly integrates into their internal systems. Once a model is deployed, images are automatically queued from their on-premise database and sent to the cloud where a prediction is made and written back to the database. These predictions are used for process control or for making decisions on whether to scrap or not. As a result, a large number of wafer images can now be classified in minutes with increased precision compared to hours.

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🧠 What is Visual Prompting?

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✍️ Author: Mark Sabini

🔖 Topics: Generative AI

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI

Landing AI’s Visual Prompting capability is an innovative approach that takes text prompting, used in applications such as ChatGPT, to computer vision. The impressive part? With only a few clicks, you can transform an unlabeled dataset into a deployed model in mere minutes. This results in a significantly simplified, faster, and more user-friendly workflow for applying computer vision.

In a quest to make Visual Prompting more practical for customers, we studied 40 projects across the manufacturing, agriculture, medical, pharmaceutical, life sciences, and satellite imagery verticals. Our analysis revealed that Visual Prompting alone could solve just 10% of the cases, but the addition of simple post-processing logic increases this to 68%.

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Andrew Ng’s Landing AI aims to help manufacturers deploy AI vision systems

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✍️ Author: Jean Thilmany

🔖 Topics: Computer Vision, PLC

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI

Today, the company announced its LandingEdge, which customers can use to deploy deep-learning based vision inspection to their production floor. The company’s first product, Landing Lens, enables teams, who don’t have to be trained software engineers, to develop deep learning models. LandingEdge extends that capability into deployment, Yang says. “Strategically, manufacturers start AI with inspection,” Yang said. “They use cameras to repurpose the human looking at the product, which makes inspection more precise.

LandingEdge attempts to simplify the platform deployment for a manufacturer. Typically users set up a method to “train” their vision system by plugging the LandingEdge app into programmable logical controller and cameras. The PLC continuously monitors the state of cameras and the vision system itself.

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Why AI software companies are betting on small data to spot manufacturing defects

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✍️ Author: Kate Kaye

🔖 Topics: Machine Learning, Visual Inspection, Defect Detection

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI, Mariner

The deep-learning algorithms that have come to dominate many of the technologies consumers and businesspeople interact with today are trained and improved by ingesting huge quantities of data. But because product defects show up so rarely, most manufacturers don’t have millions, thousands or even hundreds of examples of a particular type of flaw they need to watch out for. In some cases, they might only have 20 or 30 photos of a windshield chip or small pipe fracture, for example.

Because labeling inconsistencies can trip up deep-learning models, Landing AI aims to alleviate the confusion. The company’s software has features that help isolate inconsistencies and assist teams of inspectors in coming to agreement on taxonomy. “The inconsistencies in labels are pervasive,” said Ng. “A lot of these problems are fundamentally ambiguous.”

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Landing AI Secures Funding to Unlock Power of Small Datasets, Unleashing Next Era of AI

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🔖 Topics: funding event

🏢 Organizations: Landing AI, Intel, Samsung

Landing AI, led by artificial intelligence visionary, Andrew Ng, developed LandingLens™, a fast, easy to use enterprise MLOps platform. It applies AI and deep learning to help manufacturers solve visual inspection problems, find product defects more reliably, and generate business value.

“You don’t always need big data to win with AI. You need good data that teaches the AI what you want it to learn,” said Ng, Founder & CEO of Landing AI. “AI built for 50 million data points doesn’t work when you only have 50 data points. By bringing machine learning to everyone regardless of the size of their data set, the next era of AI will have a real-world impact on all industries.”

The data-centric approach of Landing AI is also key to making LandingLens fast and easy-to-use. The process of engineering the data, instead of the AI software, gives an efficient way for manufacturers to teach an AI model what to do. Domain experts, not just AI experts, can now build an AI system, and take it to production. For example, rather than needing to write pages of code to train a neural network, a domain expert can do it with a few mouse clicks. This no code/low code data-centric platform enables new users to build advanced AI models in less than a day. Vision inspection projects that used to take over a year can be executed in just weeks using LandingLens.

Read more at Landing AI Blog