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R&D Series: Empowering Digital Twins with AI

Lauren Wragg | Posted May 23, 2024

  • Concept image exploring a Spatial understanding of commercial space and automated evacuation paths - This image was created using AI

This article was originally posted on Linkedin and was written by CAPTUR3D Chief Technology Officer, Antoine Macia. Click here to read.

At CAPTUR3D, we’re constantly seeking new ways to bridge the gap between physical spaces and the people who experience them. That’s why the notion of digital twins and spatial data has always been fascinating to us. Imagine a world where information about a building, an office, or even a retail space is readily available in a way that’s intuitive, efficient, and downright meaningful.

Historically, digital twins have been used in the context of smart buildings or for city wide data sets, but we’re finding new ways to utilise them and provide immense value in the real estate industry. Thanks to recent advancements in AI, computer vision, large language and large action models, we can now leverage spatial data for tasks like floor plan creation and create virtual tours using high quality 2D and 3D/360 media.

Introducing Spatial Intelligence

We call this innovative new approach Spatial Intelligence. Thanks to many months of R&D, we’re creating a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools and technologies designed to significantly amplify the value derived from scanning any space by creating new data sets, content and insights.

In a nutshell, Spatial intelligence allows us to extract meaningful information instantly and automate redundant tasks, such as object identification, measurements and floorplans, freeing up your valuable time and resources within a business. It is essentially computer vision for digital twins.

We’re utilising cutting-edge AI models trained for specific industries to identify and segment the different components of a space, generate condition reports and enable users to query rich spatial information in real time. The result is a treasure trove of insights that can be used to create more immersive and context-rich experiences.

Unveiling New Value for Our Customers

Spatial Intelligence isn’t just about getting on the hype train or basic Chat GPT plug-in, it’s an entirely new digital twin data model trained on hundreds of thousands of properties, floor plans and digital twins. This allows us to automate repetitive tasks, streamline workflows and empower our customers to make faster, more informed decisions.

The data gleaned from this automation is a goldmine. It fuels the creation of AI generated condition reports, AI assistants, and even supercharges improvements to existing features like floor plans and virtual staging. Imagine faster turnaround times and a significant reduction in costs – that’s the power of Spatial Intelligence in action.

AI isn’t perfect by all means, and we’ve worked hard at filling in the gaps by taking a holistic approach. Our expert teams work alongside the AI, ensuring the accuracy, quality and reliability of the products and software services you receive.

Spatial Intelligence instantly detects object classes and labels key features & measurements - This image was created using AI
Spatial Intelligence instantly detects object classes and labels key features & measurements – This image was created using AI.

Making Your Life Easier with Spatial Intelligence

One example of how Spatial Intelligence can be used to extend the value of existing CAPTUR3D services is by improving the time of our floor plan delivery.

Spatial Intelligence can significantly improve our delivery times by automatically identifying and understanding key elements like windows and doors, including their specific types (sliding door, fixed window, etc.). This frees up our drawing team to focus on the final touches, ensuring the fastest possible delivery to you.

Exploring New Capabilities with Object Detection

Spatial Intelligence isn’t just about streamlining existing processes; it’s about opening doors to entirely new capabilities. One example would be the ability to automatically identify and tag fire safety features in a building, making them visible online and easily accessible on-site in AR. Another would be automatically detecting defects within a building, saving time and resources during inspections, cutting costs and reducing turn around time.

These are just a couple of examples. The potential applications of object detection powered by Spatial Intelligence are vast. From fixtures and appliances to wall colours and materials, we’re building the infrastructure to harness this power at scale for a wide range of industries.

Let's Reimagine Digital Twins Together

Spatial Intelligence is still young, but the potential is undeniable. We’re beyond excited to explore this potential with you. Here at CAPTUR3D, we believe Spatial Intelligence can revolutionise the way you interact with and manage your spaces.

Are you ready to automate tasks, reduce costs, and gain deeper insights from your spatial data? We are! Let’s explore how Spatial Intelligence can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter your industry or the size of your operation, we’re here to help.

Intrigued? Have questions? Or maybe you have a unique use case that screams Spatial Intelligence? We want to hear from you!

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