itelligence project wins the SAP Innovation Award in the “Process Innovator” category.

The project involved the use of drones and image recognition for the purposes of environmental protection, and was showcased at #itelli2019.

The collaboration between itelligence Denmark, itelligence Innovation Technologies, and NTT DATA Japan, uses drones to look for giant hogweed, a plant with huge, deeply lobed leaves that can reach up to 15 feet in height. The sap from these leaves causes photosensitivity in people’s skin, potentially resulting in serious skin inflammation. As this is a highly invasive species, land and forest owners have a duty to uproot the plants in order to eradicate them. Even though the weed is quite large, it is laborious and time-consuming to scan swathes of land for it by eye.

The itelligence solution automates this process by using drones to photograph the landscape and then examines the vegetation in the photographs. When the image recognition detects giant hogweed, the location is recorded on the map. Besides drones, the project uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data technologies.

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itelligence innovation projects are currently represented in 6 focus areas;

1. Data & Intelligence
2. Intelligent Automation
3. Customer Experience
4. Internet of Things
5. IT Optimisation
6. Cybersecurity

To discover more about the latest innovation ideas, demo assets and projects from our international itelligence community, please view the DMS site.


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