Carnegie Mellon AI Startup Zensors Profile

By: Sean Patton, Published on Jun 11, 2019

Zensors is a startup formed by Carnegie Mellon graduates from a Carnegie Mellon research project, offering customized models per camera that they claim delivers significantly higher accuracy.

We spoke with Zensors to better understand their approach, how they plan to scale their system and their go-to-market.

In this note examine:

  • Who is Zensors
  • What Customers is Zensors Targeting
  • How Much Does It Cost
  • What is Zensors' Go-To-Market
  • What Type of Analytics
  • How Do They Generate Custom Datasets
  • What VMS Integrations

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****** ********* ** ****** Questions

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** **** *********** ** Unusual ********

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Targeting ***** ******, *********, ***** **********

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Per ****** *** ***** *******

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Direct ***** *********, **** ** *** ****

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Only *** *********** - **********

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