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Turning Video Security into Video Intelligence with Spot AI CEO Tanuj Thapliyal
Episode 754th January 2022 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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Tanuj Thapliyal is an IT engineer and academic researcher-turned-entrepreneur. He's the Co-Founder and CEO of Spot AI, a video intelligence company that's helping manufacturers access and leverage video from their facility's cameras to make better business and operational decisions. It’s time to think about video security from a completely different perspective…

In this episode, Tanuj breaks down the main differences between video security and video intelligence and explains the different use cases for the latter. He gives us a bit of backstory into Spot AI and some examples of customers they have helped avert disaster with their fantastic service.

Tanuj explains why video intelligence should be about empowering workers with knowledge not Big Brother-style surveillance. He also explains Spot AI’s approach to cyber security and why customers always have full access to their own video to do with as they wish. Tanuj also shares some exciting news about Spot AI’s future.

In this episode, find out:

  • What video intelligence is and how it’s different from video security
  • Spot AI’s early beginnings to where it is now
  • The different use cases for video intelligence
  • Why video surveillance should empower the whole workforce, not watch them
  • How Spot AI remains cyber-secure
  • Spot AI’s plans for the future

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The more people you give access to video to, the more it transforms that organization.”
  • “From a company culture perspective, you need there to be a belief in education, a belief in learning, a belief in sharing knowledge with other people.”
  • “You have to empower customers to keep the data where they want to keep the data, but enable them to solve the workflow and then enable a switch so they can revoke access.”

Links & mentions:

  • Spot AI, a company that’s helping manufacturers access video footage to make faster, smarter decisions
  • The Brass Monkey, an energetic stop offering steaks, ribs, burgers, and British-Indian curries plus beer & cocktails in Taipei, Taiwan

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