Detroit-based DeepHow, an artificial intelligence company that offers a training video creation platform, has launched for manufacturers and field-service teams.
The company conducted pilots and deployment with several Fortune 100 companies and is now making the system available. Users can capture, manage, and disseminate knowledge and training for skills, and the offering is designed to help people create videos easily and in a short amount of time.
DeepHow says video is the preferred medium for capturing skills such as machine set-up and operation, safety procedures, diagnostics, and maintenance. It is also readily disseminated and is easily consumable on a range of devices.
“In-house production of one minute of training videos takes about one hour and costs somewhere between $500 and $1,000,” says Sam Zheng, CEO and co-founder of DeepHow. “That’s why, despite its obvious benefits and appeal to workers, video training has simply not been a scalable training solution. Our goal is to make creating, editing, and updating a professional training video as easy as word processing.”
The company says that factory workers and tradespeople who use the platform can reduce training time by 40 percent.
Stanley Black and Decker in Connecticut is a strategic investor in DeepHow and partners with the company’s artificial intelligence platform in its workforce readiness and upskilling programs.
“This new platform developed by DeepHow will help us retain organizational knowledge and accelerate our industry 4.0 initiatives,” says Kevin Lemke, vice president of strategy for Stanley Black and Decker’s innovation group, Stanley X. “Through more efficient training, we will strengthen our production capabilities and increase our responsiveness to customers.”
DeepHow was founded in 2018. The knowledge capturing and learning platform is designed for the manufacturing, service, and construction industries.