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Target + Techstars Demo Day 2017 Presentation

Oct 16, 2017 4:56:12 PM / by Roderick Lindner posted in Techstars, Techstars Retail, demo day

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SpotCrowd was honored to be the closing speaker in the 2017 Target + Techstars Retail Accelerator Demo Day Presentation. The event is a celebration for mentors, investors, and the teams that worked so hard this summer to offer new solutions for improving the retail industry.

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Top Take-aways from LPRC Impact 2017

Oct 9, 2017 9:19:52 AM / by Alexander Siera posted in retail, lprc

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Last week Spotcrowd founders attended LPRC Impact 2017. This annual 3 day conference attracted over 350 Retailer Executives, Asset Protection service providers, and Loss Prevention Research Council Members (LPRC). We got the chance to be one of the first to learn about the latest trends and greatest advancements in technology for the retail security industry.  

Weren't able to attend?
Looking for a highlight summary?

I've put together a list of the biggest take-aways that we shared with the rest of our team.

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Behavior Detection Technology To Spot Shoplifters

Sep 29, 2017 9:33:00 AM / by AB Ali posted in SpotCrowd, Inventory loss, shoplifters

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To detect shoplifting of undefined behavior, we use online machine learning technology and detect suspicious actions, to enhance accuracy of shoplifting detection, we check security camera analysis results on a cloud. Recognize a person in situations when face recognition fails, or the person is viewed from the back. Instead of the face, use general appearance and clothes. Faceless recognition, a.k.a person re-identification, is an emerging technology in AI video analytics we’ve implemented into our system.

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Pre-Launch Pilot 1.0 was a success

Sep 26, 2017 4:02:06 PM / by Melinda Rieck

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A special thanks goes out to select Spotter Community Members who participated in the first Pre-launch Pilot test. Thanks to their help and feedback we were able to resolve some technical issues and improve our Spotter experience. 

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SpotCrowd's Innovative Machine Learning Technology

Sep 22, 2017 9:14:00 AM / by AB Ali posted in SpotCrowd

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It is no doubt that machine learning / artificial intelligence has increasingly gained more popularity in the past couple of years. As Big Data is the hottest trend in the tech industry at the moment, machine learning is incredibly powerful to make predictions or calculated suggestions based on large amounts of data. Some of the most common examples of machine learning are Netflix’s algorithms to make movie suggestions based on movies you have watched in the past or Amazon’s algorithms that recommend books based on books you have bought before.

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Facial Recognition Tech Is Going To Be A Game-Changer For Retailers

Sep 15, 2017 11:38:57 AM / by AB Ali posted in SpotCrowd

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Facial-recognition systems made the leap from sci-fi to reality around a decade ago, but until the past year or two, they never really worked. Governments were the first adopters, targeting fugitives, terrorists, spies, and other high-priority targets. Retailers have had their eyes on the technology for some time, but until recently, the price point was simply too high to justify.

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Machine Learning Technology

Sep 5, 2017 2:59:11 PM / by AB Ali posted in Technology

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It is no doubt that machine learning / artificial intelligence has increasingly gained more popularity in the past couple of years. As Big Data is the hottest trend in the tech industry at the moment, machine learning is incredibly powerful to make predictions or calculated suggestions based on large amounts of data. Some of the most common examples of machine learning are Netflix’s algorithms to make movie suggestions based on movies you have watched in the past or Amazon’s algorithms that recommend books based on books you have bought before.

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Meet Our SpotCrowd USA Team!

Sep 1, 2017 1:22:21 PM / by AB Ali

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We’d like to introduce you to some of the people who make SpotCrowd what it is.

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Yes we are in!

Jul 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Roderick Lindner posted in Techstars, Target, SpotCrowd, Incubation program, Techstars Retail

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Yes we made it! So excited, thrilled, curious,...!
SpotCrowd joinsTechStars Retail this summer in Minneapolis for 3,5 months of learning, listening, building and growing our business.
With Target as the main sponsor of this intensive incubation program, we are directly in contact with one of North America's leading retailers in order get in touch with the US-market.
Company polos newly printed and fresh to go.

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Settle or call the police? New rules could be a great help for retailers.

Jul 11, 2017 1:29:03 AM / by Roderick Lindner posted in Settlement, Administrative settlement, Retail regulations

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The Belgian government has agreed on a simplified system for retailers in order to lower the enormous burden dealing with shoplifters via an official administrative settlement.
This system has clearly proven its benefits in the Netherlands.

Great job Unizo and #Buurtsuper!
We at SpotCrowd will soon be ready to deliver you loads of work with these setllements... 
Let us stop shoplifting! Together.
http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20170515_02883823…

 
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What is SpotCrowd?

SpotCrowd is part of the Techstars Retail 2017 program working on a crowd-sourced security camera monitoring solution for retailers. Anyone in the world who has a broadband connection can become a Spotter and earn money catching shoplifters in the act. Top notch real-time facial blurring technology and geo-fencing is used to protect customer privacy.

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