In this episode of the AEC Business Podcast had the pleasure of interviewing Gary Ng, CEO of viAct. We discuss the use of AI in making construction sites safer.
viAct is a ConTech startup from Hong Kong backed by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Artesian Ventures, and ParticleX. viAct provides “Scenario-based Vision Intelligence” solutions exclusively for the construction industry all across Asia & Europe and has been successfully deployed around 30 sites.
viAct has developed over 30 modules to provide granular insights on safety prepositions, productivity forethoughts, and environmental compliances.
Our discussion topics include
- The story of viAct
- About AI in the construction sector: where are we know, what are the most promising application areas, and what can we expect to see in 5 years
- The problem the viAct is solving
- How viAct makes construction safer
- How to start using viAct’s solutions
About Gary Ng
Gary is a building engineer turned AIpreneur, having working knowledge in technological innovations in the construction industry for almost a decade. Before his AI journey, he was the Managing Director of world-leading 3D fashion tech EFI Optitex and senior management of NASDAQ listed technology enterprise Stratasys.
In 2015, he is rewarded as the best regional senior executive in Stratasys with the highest Y2Y sales growth of 85%. However looking at the latency of technological innovations in the construction industry, he came up with his ConTech startup, viAct in 2016 to enhance safety and productivity in the construction ecosystem leveraging the power of AI.
Under his supervision, viAct has been categorized amongst the top 50 startups by CEMEX venture. Being a tech-geek, Gary has published many research papers on behalf of viAct making viAct a transparent R&D-backed start-up. Furthermore, Gary’s farsightedness has spread viAct from Hong Kong to Singapore, with its technology being trusted and deployed by 30+ construction companies of repute all across Asia & Europe.