Metaspectral, a Canadian technology company specializing in artificial intelligence and sustainable development, has been awarded over $300,000 in grant funding by the B.C. government to support the development of its AI-powered recycling technology.
Metaspectral plans to combine AI, computer vision, and robotics to create a one-of-kind, waste-sorting technology that's aim is to increase efficiency in material processing and "improve the quality of post-consumer recycled plastic." The technology is being designed to do a job that is near impossible for humans: to differentiate between clear plastics and indistinguishable materials in real-time.
The new technology will support the circular economy for plastics and improve local processing capacities. Certainly, this is a potentially revolutionary technology and one that is sure to be utilized considering the ambitious recycling goals Canada's government has just put into place in 2021.
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