Thursday, March 9, 2017

Google Cloud Video Intelligence and the future of machine vision

Powerful Video Analysis

The mighty Google has announced something really special and timely.  The FUTURE of machine vision and image recognition interpretation.

I will be following very closely.  Who knows, I might just building a few prototypes melding hardware and software apis (like this one) already.

Google Cloud Video Intelligence API makes videos searchable, and discoverable, by extracting metadata with an easy to use REST API. You can now search every moment of every video file in your catalog and find every occurrence as well as its significance. It quickly annotates videos stored in Google Cloud Storage, and helps you identify key nouns entities of your video, and when they occur within the video. Separate signal from noise, by retrieving relevant information at the video, shot or per frame.

From Google's BLOG POST:

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly essential role in the enterprise, however, more and more businesses find themselves struggling to keep up. One of our most important goals is to make machine learning a transformational tool for organizations of any size, industry or sophistication.