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Komatsu keeps ML balls rolling, signs Nvidia to boost site safety

Construction and mining equipment vendor Komatsu is continuing its AI and Machine-Learning initiative with a partnership with Nvidia, which will use Nvidia’s GPU and AI tech to analyze construction and job sites – to improve worker safety and operational efficiency. The deal follows a partnership with Cloudera, which Komatsu signed to boost its customer support offerings, through data analytics and predictive maintenance. Nvidia’s Jetson AI Platform will be the heart of the new system, which will use GPUs installed in heavy machinery to visualize and analyze these job sites – ingesting video feeds and sensor data to ‘serve as the brain’ to improve safety and productivity. For Komatsu, which does a lot of its business in its domestic Japanese market,…

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