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Clarifai selected as winner of challenge to improve safety in industry


Safetytech Accelerator is pleased to announce Clarifai, the leading AI platform for unstructured image, video, text, and audio data, as the winning technology provider selected to pilot its visual image recognition and text analytics technologies to improve safety in the construction sector.

This was the first of two open innovation challenges, set by Safetytech Accelerator in collaboration with Discovering Safety, a program funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and delivered by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their key partners.

With this open innovation challenge Discovering Safety and the STA were aiming to identify and pilot AI tech that can assist with the real-time automated identification of risk from images taken at construction sites, and how, leveraging the wealth of historical accident data held by HSE, that could provide improvement in safety and wellbeing in the construction sector and beyond.

After a thorough selection process, Clarifai was selected as the winner of the first challenge. Clarifai, a Delaware-based AI technology company established in 2013, was selected because of its platform’s ability to combine visual recognition with unstructured text analytics and its potential for low/no-code adaptation to the specific use case posed by this challenge.

Helen Balmforth, Discovering Safety Programme Director, commented, “It was inspiring to learn about the various technological solutions that could potentially address this challenge.  We found Clarifai technology and approach was a great fit to what we are looking to achieve with this challenge, and we look forward to working with their team over the coming months.”

Matt Zeiler, Ph. D. CEO of Clarifai remarked after the announcement, “We’re excited that Clarifai was selected as the winner of this important safety challenge. We have been building on our deep learning AI platform for nearly a decade now and believe in the possibilities of how our AI technology will improve industrial safety, and we look forward to collaborating with the STA and HSE on this pilot.”

Watch this space to find out more about this and future challenges.

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About Clarifai

Clarifai offers a leading computer vision, NLP, and deep learning AI lifecycle platform for modeling unstructured image, video, text, and audio data. It helps both public sector and enterprise customers solve complex use cases through object classification, detection, tracking, geolocation, visual search, and natural language processing. Clarifai offers on-premise, cloud, bare-metal and classified deployments.

Founded in 2013, Clarifai has been a market leader in AI since winning the top five places in image classification at the 2013 ImageNet Challenge. In 2019, Clarifai was named a leader in Forrester’s New Wave Computer Vision Platforms report, the only startup to receive a differentiated rating. Clarifai is headquartered in New York City with more than 100 employees and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Tallinn, Estonia. For more information, please visit

About Discovering Safety

Discovering Safety aspires to be a leader in innovative, data driven health and safety with the aim of improving operational performance through the use of data and analytical techniques. To date it has developed and is delivering a programme of work with partners based on extracting insights from HSE and other organisations data to feed into a range of industry endorsed proof of concept applications. For more information or to get in touch visit

About Safetytech Accelerator

The Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors, with a mission to make the world safer and more sustainable through wider adoption of technology.