AI company identifies, sorts and picks billionth piece of recyclable material from waste stream

Artificial intelligence (AI) and recycling-focussed robotics firm AMP Robotics deploys computer vision and machine learning to sort waste

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and recycling-focussed robotics firm AMP Robotics has announced it has processed one billion recyclables during the last 12 months.

The AI company says it has now targeted and removed one billion individual recyclable items from other materials in the waste stream.

The firm says it uses an AI platform which deploys computer vision and machine learning to recognise different colours, textures, shapes, sizes, patterns and even brand labels to identify what the material is and whether it is recyclable.

It then guides robots to consistently perform sorting tasks more than twice as quickly as humanly possible, with far greater accuracy.

Matanya Horowitz, AMP Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This achievement demonstrates the productivity, precision, and reliability of our AI application for the recycling industry.

“It also represents a meaningful environmental metric in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately half a million metric tonnes.”