Founded in 2014, Qelzal (d.b.a. Kelzal), was created to provide an efficient method of detecting and identifying movement. It leverages event-based vision (EBV) and advanced machine learning to enable high-performance AI cognition without requiring substantial computing hardware or electrical power. The company has been awarded several grants, including one from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a detect-and-avoid visual system for drones. Originally focused on drone technology, Kelzal has since pivoted to focus on the surveillance and monitoring industry with plans to eventually service the AV and robotics market.