UK edge AI sensor startup Infersens has appointed Dr Jana Voigt as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its next phase of growth.
Previously chief operating officer, she takes over from co-founder Colin Payne will now take on the responsibility of full-time Chief Technical Officer (CTO).
She also raised $1 million to accelerate the development of its sensor technology, enabling inference at the edge. The company runs its machine learning algorithms on the Syntiant NDP120 Neural Decision Processor which uses at memory compute and natively processing neural network instructions for enhanced data optimization, enabling InferSens to achieve on-device deep learning processing at only 1% of the power required by traditional processors.
The NDP120 can run multiple AI algorithms simultaneously at under 1mW, among other sensor and voice applications, and is designed to natively run multiple deep neural networks on a variety of architectures, such as CNNs, RNNs and fully connected networks.
The first product release of InferSens’ sensor technology – planned for next month – is a low-cost, battery-powered, water flow and temperature sensor for monitoring and detecting Legionella risk in water systems. It can be quickly and easily attached to any pipe without any cutting or plumbing required.
Payne will lead the InferSens team of deep learning neural network and engineering specialists in the development and distribution of further sensing technology. He replaces Jonathan Peace.
“I am proud to lead the team as we push forward to the next exciting phase of the company’s growth. As a team, we are focused on launching our first product, a non-invasive and highly scalable flow and temperature sensor that automates many of the manual aspects of Legionella risk monitoring in building water systems. In parallel, we plan to increase the capacity of our commercial and operational team in response to growing customer interest in our sensor technology,” said Voigt.
The leadership team will now take the first product for its technology to market whilst raising capital and further expanding the team.