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Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Visual Search and Object Recognition: LexSet


Artificial Intelligence has become the core technology of many tech firms throughout the world because of its ability to solve problems. It is excessively being used by innovators to analyze data and surroundings. When it comes to synthetic data generation, many companies trust the expertise and thorough knowledge of Artificial Intelligence applications that LexSet has.

Specialized in synthetic data generation, LexSet is a visual AI solution for object recognition and visual search. Its clients range from furniture retailers to industrial and robotics companies. In short, LexSet is good at recognizing and describing objects in images and real-time space, and if there’s no good data to train with, LexSet is there to create it.

Pioneering the Retail Business

LexSet’s first offerings are in retail where the most common use for its API is for retailers to enable their shoppers to search with photos using “LexSet Visual Search,” LVS allows shoppers to search for items that look similar to what’s in any scene. LexSet also offers retailers related applications including “Similar Product Search” and “Shoppable Galleries.”

Today, LexSet uses synthetic data to build and improve systems for companies ranging from retailers to industrial part manufacturers and robotics companies. For customers who have trouble finding or producing the data needed to power computer vision systems, LexSet has pioneered a technique to create ‘synthetic data’ from 3D models of objects. It uses models of objects and renders them thousands of times in all possible lighting conditions, backgrounds, and camera angles that provide near-infinite data used for analysis purposes.

Flagship Solution Offerings

Visual Search Tools: LexSet’s flagship offering is the world’s only B2B visual search tool purpose-built for e-commerce furniture retailers and contract furniture sellers. LVS give furniture sellers and their customers a major advantage in the discovery process, unlocking more sales and driving revenue.

Customers and designers simply feed in any image they love, LVS identifies the existing objects in the scene and instantly returns products to make the look they want.

Similar Product Search: Variation on LexSet’s visual search technology, Similar Product Search creates product recommendations when a customer views a product’s details. Recommendations are driven both by the product’s type/category as well as visual similarity.

This tool is especially useful for contract furniture sellers who engage in competitive bidding. Heretofore this process has been painfully time consuming; but with LexSet, the process of finding equivalent products is near instantaneous.

Shoppable Galleries: LexSet’s technology is also applied to the inspiration images of retail e-commerce sites to make them directly shoppable, automating the creation of ‘shop-the-look’ experiences with its “Shoppable Galleries” tool.

Many companies have these experiences, but they have to pay web developers to manually build them, limiting how many they can have, and requiring them to be rebuilt every season. With LexSet, retailers can have as many shoppable images as they want, and change them whenever they want with ease.

Synthetic Data Generation: LexSet Synthetic Data utilizes its rendering engine built from 3D visualization and simulation technologies to generate robust training sets that can complement existing training sets or serve as the foundation for a customer’s machine learning models. The company takes 3D CAD files and 3D scans of objects to generate thousands of images of each object, in all possible lighting states, occlusions, and camera angles for an ideal training set, for almost any object recognition application. LexSet has already generated over half a billion synthetic images. Thecustom synthetic training datasets developed by LexSet allow real-time attribution and SKU-level object recognition.

XR - Real-time Search: LexSet’s mobile cross-platform SDK is a RESTful API that can be utilized by mobile applications on any platform. The SDK enables real-time recognition, 3D tracking, and contents listing. The tool can also be used to help create digital twins for virtual room planning / virtual scene creation.

Meet the Leader

Leslie Oliver Karpas, CEO, and Co-Founder: Leslie Oliver Karpas is a serial entrepreneur in 3D technology. He invented manufacturing processes for Turner Award-winning artist Anish Kapoor, as well as methods for 3D-printing medical grade silicone, as the founder of a medical devices company Metamason.

“We excel in spatial understanding that is powered by synthetic data.”