I first wrote about DeepHow almost a year ago. DeepHow is an AI solution for skilled trades know-how capturing and training. The video platform and capture app empowers organizations to capture their processes on a smart device, upload it into the platform via the cloud, and then leverage AI to segment, transcribe, and translate the video into steps and relevant languages for their multilingual workforce. Workers can access the videos at any time, allowing them to onboard faster and upskill more efficiently with their company’s proprietary processes.

Casandra (Cassie) Franklin, Program Manager Innovation and Training Center at ISAIC in Detroit, used the system and chatted with me recently about actually using the system to train employees in the sewing area. She works at quite an interesting organization. As its website proclaims:

The next big thing in the apparel industry is here. It’s not in Paris. Or New York. Or L.A. It’s right here in Detroit. Offering education, apprenticeships, and opportunity for new careers that look, sound, feel, pay, and are better. With a commitment to re-shoring, workforce development, and sustainability, ISAIC – Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center, will redefine how the future is fashioned.

A Detroit-based 501c3 nonprofit, ISAIC is a national resource for those committed to positive impact through responsible production of high-quality garments and provides solutions centered around people, education, advanced manufacturing and upward mobility for workers. ISAIC’s proprietary training curriculum is being used in multiple states across the country. Its learning and contract manufacturing factory is located in mid-town Detroit, above Carhartt’s flagship store. 

Its mission is defined thus: To redefine the future of work by putting people trained in advanced and emerging manufacturing technologies at the forefront of sustainable soft goods production with a commitment to the wellbeing of our team, partners, community and planet.

Franklin told me that they had tried some training systems. Mostly they were too complicated to maintain. With the DeepHow system, they had an easy workflow for making and using instructional videos. They were easy for their workers to access (QR code to HMI). The workers learned efficiently and effectively.

DeepHow told me: Traditional methods of learning like text-based SOPs can’t be updated efficiently, and the average worker today would rather turn to video to learn new skills. They can watch the expert right on the screen, and emulate that expertise on their own. Creating video content doesn’t have to be hard or require the support of a professional video production team with expensive equipment.

The system looks like this (information from DeepHow):

DeepHow’s Workflow Capturer lets you capture experts’ workflow via video as they perform real tasks. Its native apps (iOS & Android) are designed for multi-language capture and are noise-proof for industrial environments. Not to mention the easy setup and auto uploading management, DeepHow is incredibly user-friendly.

Once videos are captured and uploaded, AI Stephanie, DeepHow’s core technology, takes over. Using Natural Language Processing (NLP), image analysis, and computer vision, AI Stephanie indexes and segments your videos into key workflow steps. She also auto-tags keywords and images, auto-summarizes step names, generates subtitles, and converts them into multiple languages. 

DeepHow’s Workflow Builder lets you create smart how-to videos by integrating video, diagrams, subtitles, and translations. This module enables minor text editing and review, offers annotation and video trimming features, and allows for workflow reviewing, publishing, and sharing. 

Workflow Navigator delivers step-by-step workflow guidance in multiple languages and supports in-video search. Users can interact with AI Stephanie to learn anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. The adaptive video resolutions ensure that video content is accessible and engaging for all.

DeepHow also boasts a Skills Management module. It empowers supervisors and HR professionals to create, assign, manage, and track skills training. It uses AI to recommend skills and promotes personal development. This means you can efficiently assess skills, certify workers, and have a clear, insightful understanding of your workforce’s capabilities. 

The Analytics component of DeepHow provides a comprehensive enterprise-wide review of video training health, tracks engagement, and pinpoints skill gaps and opportunities for improvement. 

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