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Technological innovations such as augmented reality are helping window and door companies win the trust of their clients, according to Door and Window Market Magazine. However, companies using AI are isolated and the technology has not fully integrated itself into the market. Companies that are using artificial and augmented reality functions are finding success in helping homeowners visualize new doors and windows.

In recent months, data science team leader Kari Tamminga and other developers at Paradigm have worked with independent computer scientists to develop software that’s capable of doing something that comes fairly easy to humans: identifying fenestration in building envelopes. To get software to recognize windows that are partially blocked by tree branches, or doors that are darkly shaded by overhangs requires deep learning for software, says Matt Davis, product owner for Paradigm.

By linking a cloud-based system to “millions of photographs” of houses and other buildings, Tamminga says his company has been able to train software to accurately analyze pictures captured and uploaded by a smartphone app to identify doors and windows. By linking that information to real-time product specifications stored by Paradigm’s Omni and Nexus software platforms, the program suggests and accurately virtualizes replacements. Through cloud-based computing, the entire process, company officials say, takes just seconds. The goal includes making the system available to manufacturers to be integrated into their websites.

As homeowners are looking to visualize their new doors and windows—before signing contracts—it seems that door and window companies are working to make this a true-to-life reality.

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