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Unite.AI Interview with Chris Nielsen, Founder and CEO of Levatas
Source: Unite.AI
Chris Nielsen is the Founder and CEO of Levatas. Levatas builds end-to-end AI solutions, machine learning models, and human-in-the-loop systems that supercharge the way businesses are automating visual inspection.

Levatas and its patented machine learning technology, the Cognitive Inspection Platform™, fully automates industrial inspection programs for its global, market-leading customers. The Cognitive Inspection Platform™ integrates with advanced robotics, cameras and drones, as well as pre-trained or custom built ML inspection models to deliver end-to-end automation for industrial inspection uses cases.

Based in South Florida, Levatas serves both the regional and global marketplace, working with industry leading clients like BMW, AB InBev, Dow Chemical, Boston Dynamics, Praxair, Johnson Controls, NextEra Energy/FPL, Ryder, Royal Caribbean, PGA of America, Carrier, G4S, HSBC, and more.

Could you discuss the genesis story of Levatas and how it originated from you losing your job at a software company?

Back in 2006, I was working in Sales for a software company focused on white-label anti-malware software for large telecommunications customers. While in that role, I developed a process for designing mockups of the software that helped me close more deals. I was doing well but the company itself fell on hard times. Later that same year, I was laid off along with many members of the team.

Read the full interview at Unite.AI.

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