Smartvid.io : “our AI, ‘Vinnie’, can help VINCI reduce the risk of accidents at its sites”

Smartvid.io is a startp form the USA that gives construction teams the ability to predict and prevent safety incidents – saving lives and timely project delivery. Unlike checklists and manual review processes, Smartvid.io’s Safety Suite uses risk-weighted observations with analytics by its AI engine “Vinnie” to better predict risk and reduce incident rates by 30% or more. Smartvid.io is part of the first cohort of startups supported by Leonard CATALYST program. Josh Kanner, its founder, returns with us to the benefits of our support.
“We work with large US companies and are just starting to expand internationally “

Josh Kanner founder of Smartvid.io

What was the inspiration behind your project?

Our team has been putting a range of technologies to work in the construction sector for 15 years now, and it was in this capacity that we identified the potential that AI had to improve safety in the sector.

How did you find out about the CATALYST Programme?

I met Ludivine Serrière, one of the program’s representatives, at the BuiltWorks conference in Los Angeles. We work with large US companies and are just starting to expand internationally.

How do you benefit from being part of a community of innovators?

We are eager to learn the best way to work in Europe from this community. More specifically with the Leonard and VINCI teams, we hope to have fruitful conversations about how safety is approached at the personal level, and based on construction site photos.

What do you hope to have achieved within 6 months’ time?

We would like to meet with operations managers and directors in charge of risk to explore how our predictive modules can be integrated into VINCI’s systems. We want to launch demonstration projects, to show that our AI, “Vinnie“, can help VINCI reduce the risk of accidents at its sites. We would also like to find a name in French for “Vinnie“!

More informations on Smartvid.io website.

What do we do?

The VINCI Group created Leonard to tackle the challenges posed by the transformation of regions and lifestyles. Our goal is to unite a community of key stakeholders in order to build the city of the future together.