Come to think of it! Machines capable of thinking and responding to human gestures or emotions! This surely is not something everyone thinks as possible, but it’s a reality today with Artificial intelligence (AI). Mad Street Den, a startup, is making this happen with Artificial Intelligence. The founders of Mad Street Den are working towards making machines more useful by making them a bit more human: fun, intelligent and relevant as a validation of the concept of using their technology.
About Mad Street Den
Mad Street Den is a Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence startup whose visual intelligence platform empowers businesses to reimagine the future with AI. Vue.ai, the company’s first vertical, is regarded as one of the world’s first AI solutions for retail, specifically reimagining the future of fashion.
Through its online platform, it personalizes the entire customer journey using visual styles and preferences of each shopper as well as profiles of shoppers. Mad Street Den partners and works with fashion retailers and brands around the world to integrate AI that enhances their shopping experiences in-store and online. The startup was founded in the year 2013 and is based out of Chennai.
Apart from retail, MAD Stack, the company’s core Computer Vision platform will promote enabling scaling its core AI capabilities like object recognition, expression/emotion recognition and more across new verticals with time.
Mad Street Den’s Cloud based platform offers several AI and Computer Vision modules which is just an API call away. It intends to increase consumer engagement irrespective of the fact whether you are in fashion, gaming, IOT, robotics, automotive or analytics, by offering:
- Expression Detection
- Emotion Detection
- Facial and Head Gestures
- Object Recognition
- Gaze tracking
- 3D Facial Reconstruction
Founders of Mad Street Den
Anand Chandrasekaran, Founder & CTO
Anand is a Neuroscientist turned entrepreneur with a focus on developing a platform for intelligent agents at Mad Street Den. Prior to this, he was associated with various companies where he has served the broad software development needs of the clients with a particular emphasis on technical computing in the realms of pattern recognition and machine learning. He has varied interests in Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Neuromorphic Engineering, and GPU computing. He is a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine.
Ashwini Asokan, Co-founder & CEO
Ashwini has skills in User Experience, User-centered Design, Mobile Devices, Product Development, Rapid Prototyping, Design Thinking. She was earlier associated with Intel Corporation and Imprint Color Graphics. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication and has done Masters in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mad Street Den has so far raised total equity funds to the tune of $1.5 Million in two rounds from three investors with the most recent funding of an undisclosed amount in August this year.
Mad Street Den, with its team of Neuroscientists, Data Science and Deep Learning experts from Stanford and MSFT labs, and Luxury Marketing experts, has been serving customers by creating exciting new experiences for them across US, UK, India, Middle East and LatAm today, some of whom are world-class brands.