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AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

AI Edge Partners Unveil Video Analytics Server

May 12, 2020 |

Hailo, the AI chip startup, is teaming with a Japanese systems designer and manufacturing giant Foxconn to develop an AI edge processor aimed at video analytics applications.

The edge partnership is based on Foxconn Technology’s BOXiedge platform that integrates the Hailo-8 deep learning processor with a parallel processor from Japanese system-on-chip designer Socienext Inc. Read more…

From Oscar to AI: Mining Visual Assets for Fun and Profit

Jan 14, 2019 |

Before big data burst upon the scene, Dan Wexler dealt with it every day at DreamWorks Studios, where he helped developed the rendering tools used on “Shrek” and other films. Read more…

Baidu’s AI Algorithm Parses Video

Aug 24, 2017 |

China’s heavy investment in artificial intelligence is beginning to bear fruit with a report of researchers at Baidu, the Internet search giant, winning a competition designed to test the ability of AI algorithms to recognize and classify actions in video clips. Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Video Analytics Targets Struggling Media Sites

Feb 2, 2017 |

Media companies have mostly failed in their attempts to develop video content that will attract and engage readers to their web sites. Among the reasons are prohibitive costs and the difficulty of moving beyond “talking heads” Read more…

Fleet Manager Leverages Video Analytics

Jan 21, 2016 |

The management of transportation fleets is increasingly viewed as an ideal fit for big data tools like predictive analytics that can be used to cut costs and increase safety. A key hurdle to wider implementation is that a growing array of vehicle sensors generates mountains of behavioral and other data that soon becomes too large to manage. Read more…

Predictive Analytics, Visualization Enlisted in Crime Fight

Sep 28, 2015 |

A visualization tool and predictive analytics package targeting law enforcement and public safety applications is said to be the first tool of its kind to combine real-time social media and Internet data feeds to help predict and reduce crime. Read more…

U.S. Launches ‘Police Data Initiative’

May 18, 2015 |

As part of an effort to repair badly strained relations between municipal police forces and the communities they are supposed to serve, the White House launched a “Police Data Initiative” Read more…

Mining for YouTube Gold with Hadoop and Friends

Nov 12, 2014 |

Unless you’ve been living in a cave without Wi-Fi, you’ve probably noticed a revolution occurring in the world of video. Not only are hundreds of millions of young people using Web services like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon to watch their favorite TV shows, but they’re tuning into new content created by thousands of independent publishers. Read more…