SMU Community Chat CEO Talks AI and Worker Safety

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Sandeep Pandya, CEO of, shared his expertise on how artificial intelligence (AI) technology can improve safety in the workplace in the latest SMU Community Chat. 

“In the steel industry, we have so many folks doing so many different activities, and the focus is worker safety. Deep learning helps us contextualize what the worker is doing. We’re trying to leverage deep technologies to keep workers safe,” Pandya said.

For those concerned about privacy, Pandya noted that while there are hours and hours of video, the system only picks up on what it is taught to. “You can keep the video for a day, a week, a month. But beyond that, it’s not practical. The system is automated just like a smart speaker, like Alexa, to kick in only when it detects the trigger. Video images with computer vision work the same way, only when a safety hat comes off, for example, does it grab those few seconds of video. Before and after that it’s completely forgotten to time,” he said. has collaborated Worker-Centric AI™, which it says is the world’s first artificial intelligence platform to use sensor fusion to sense danger before a human can. The company aims to use AI technology to increase worker safety, health, and welfare.

You can view a recording of the Community Chat with Pandya here. And you can register for our next Community Chat, with Algoma Steel Inc. CEO Michael Garcia, here.

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