Getting started with OxBlue’s artificial intelligence
In Hollywood movies, mastering artificial intelligence looks like taking control over super robots and all-knowing machines. While A.I.’s making leaps and bounds, from Alexa to Boston Dynamic’s robot dogs, the reality is that artificial intelligence is more of a practical tool than a sci-fi super power. Becoming a power user of A.I. means understanding the best ways you can put it to work.
Large scale, multi-year projects require a strong communication pipeline to coordinate the moving parts: blueprints, permits, scheduling conflicts — project managers are no strangers to changes that can quickly spiral. Artificial intelligence tools are computer-trained to recognize patterns and outliers faster than humans, helping prevent potential issues.
But if technology worked exactly like it should, the world would look a lot different. Artificial intelligence, like everything else, is only as good as you make it. Using A.I. can help forecast safety risks and delays, but it still needs you to help extrapolate all the answers.
OxBlue makes it easy to harness the power of artificial intelligence. Through our interface, projects are displayed on a single dashboard with real-time images. Construction professionals can see, understand and capture necessary information about projects without having to be on site. Adding the capabilities of artificial intelligence makes it an even more powerful tool for jobsite visibility. Transforming into a master user of the tools takes just a little knowledge of the different ways you can use it.
Here’s how to go from beginner to power user with OxBlue’s artificial intelligence.
Beginner: Review project progress in 30 seconds
OxBlue cameras are built with time lapse capabilities, making it easy to generate custom videos of the workday for review. Project updates become a fast visual that makes it clear what progress was made. Our cameras then take the information from the images and pull out information on activity and inclement weather you can then use to make informed decisions about next steps. Start using artificial intelligence by reviewing the Activity dashboard each morning alongside a timelapse for fast understanding of where work stands.
Power User: Use historical data to forecast production
The assistance of technology leads itself to the assistance of consistency. Throughout the build, OxBlue cameras are documenting the jobsite and monitoring activity and objects. With multiple projects, there’s a plethora of information regarding activity and safety compliance that can be used for the future. By reviewing the activity dashboard for multiple projects, stakeholders are able to quickly see efficiencies gained by subs and trades and generate expected completion times based on past data.
Beginner: Oversee the reduction of safety risks
It’s a known fact that for every $1 spent towards monitoring safety compliance, companies can expect to see $4 in return. Ensuring teams are properly wearing hard hats and high-visibility vests pays for itself not only monetarily but in protecting employees from harm. OxBlue’s safety analysis dashboard displays compliance levels and images of potential violations. Start by setting a base compliance level goal and use the dashboard to ensure teams are meeting targets.
Power User: Analyze and improve safety compliance
OxBlue’s safety analysis automatically sorts through images and identifies potential violations on site. Through this information, it’s possible to understand when, where and how violations occur on site. Images can help show where supervisors can applaud teams for their success at lowering risks and understand where there’s room for improvement. By comparing compliance levels across projects and digging into these details, safety officers can use the data for overall compliance reports and build strategies for incident reduction.
Beginner: Set alerts to cut through the noise
Timely and efficient oversight requires eyes on the jobsite to proactively manage projects and make changes. Yet, when there are projects across the nation at different stages and teams are stretched thin, you need the ability to review information, fast. Notifications powered by A.I. help cut through the noise and draw your attention to take action at the right time. Use notifications to help monitor multiple projects at one time and reduce site visits. It makes it easy to ensure that work on the jobsite is following schedule.
Power User: Investigate the past for better actions in the future
While notifications are designed to help identify jobsite priorities and cut through the clutter of the day-to-day, OxBlue’s advanced image search helps you investigate further. Notifications can not only alert you to specific things that need your attention, they can be used as an indicator to take a more hands on approach to jobsite management. Use advanced image search to understand what drives delays by finding images that meet your specific criteria. What’s revealed in search can help you build a better understanding for actions to take in the future.
By understanding the power and potential of artificial intelligence, you can become a master at the tool and unlock data that helps drive future success. Watch our webinar to see how these tools are put into practice.