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“Automated scene analysis used to generate real-time insight into human/object behavior is at the cutting edge of video analytics today,” claims the global research and advisory firm Gartner, which has selected the startup viisights, the developer of an innovative behavioral understanding system for real-time video intelligence, as its Cool Vendor in Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision. Undoubtedly, this signifies world-wide recognition of the company’s technology innovation and market leadership in video analytics for behavioral recognition.

viisights is a graduate of the iHLS Security Accelerator which advances startups in the security and HLS fields.

The designation was included in Gartner’s analyst report: Cool Vendors in AI for Computer Vision: Balance Business Risk and Reward, August 2018.

Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is:

  • Innovative — enables users to do things they couldn’t do before
  • Impactful — has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake
  • Intriguing — has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months

viisights’ video analytics technology delivers high-performance, artificial intelligence capabilities that extract new actionable insights by providing a real-time behavioral understanding of the context of scenes, events and actions within massive amounts of live video streams. This way, the technology enriches the existing legacy video analytic systems which focus only on object identification and classification.

The technology is based on real-time temporal and holistic video streaming analysis. viisights uses video clips rather than discrete images for training its core AI engine. These unique structures are used to create a unique event signature that includes the scene participants and their extracted features, such as positioning, movement, size and relationship with other objects. During runtime streaming, these signatures are being searched for and compared.

The technology is capable of understanding the context of actions and events in live video streams and clearly distinguish between a person walking, running or falling in the street or someone behaving suspiciously or violently in a crowded public space.

viisights’ technology has applications for the safe and smart cities, smart businesses, critical infrastructures, transportation hubs, autonomous and shared mobility, according to

“We are proud to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor and, yes, we certainly agree that real-time behavior understanding is essential for generating important new value from video analytics going forward,” stated Asaf Birenzvieg, co-founder and CEO of viisights. “We believe that this Cool Vendor recognition is an important validation of the growing demand we are experiencing for our behavioral understanding systems and their unique AI-driven capability of understanding the behavioral context of scenes in live video streams.”