BASF has developed a vision system that captures color and surface chemistry data to identify consumer packaged goods and apparel articles at the SKU level. The color-based object detection system can also automatically capture and label images used for visual AI model training. When the color data is used by an edge device to augment image based visual AI systems, it overcomes pose dependency and occlusion challenges while increasing the detection and classification accuracy. As the global leader in chemicals industry, BASF seeks to use its surface science and global manufacturing expertise as an enabler of visual AI applications ranging from frictionless retail, e-commerce, smart home, product authentication, recycling, and sorting. BASF aims to enable color vision data to be used for visual AI applications. BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future.