TrainLite: Small Data AI Learning Platform for Visual Defect Inspection
Technology Transfer & Commercialisation

TrainLite: Small Data AI Learning Platform for Visual Defect Inspection

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TrainLite: Small Data AI Learning Platform for Visual Defect Inspection

Small data is a major obstacle for manufacturers to deploy AI solutions due to the high cost in obtaining sufficient training data. To overcome the data scarcity issue in defect inspection, this invention provides simple-to-use small data AI platform for manufacturers to develop their own quality inspection AI models. The platform enables AI training for defect classification & localization using unlabelled data and small amount of categorically labelled data. In long run, the platform provides a patent-protected technology to flexibly incorporate new information and improve the model performance continuously in the production line. In one of the inspection scenarios, the platform reduces more than 50% of labelled data required to achieve competitive performance. As a top-level framework for different data-limited applications, this invention can help data-immature companies to adopt AI to increase productivity and reduce operational costs significantly.