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A ‘Slyce’ Of Image Recognition Technology

June 16th, 2016

Slyce Inc. located in North America, offers the most current, up to date visual search platform. But first, for those who are not up on all the latest technology, let’s review. What is image recognition technology?

Image recognition technology is technology that is specifically designed and constructed to visually identify people, places and things including (but not limited to) individual buildings, locations, company logos and essentially anything else that could possibly have any value to both businesses and their (potential) customers. The rapid advancement of this image recognition technology on can in part be attributed to the inclusion of cameras into increasingly common technological devices such as tablets and smartphones. Originally, this technology was only utilized for sorting and identifying product in specific industries such as the fruit and vegetable industry.

Today one may see the same tech being utilized for other purposes. Today it is used for such purposes as recognizing album jackets, automobiles, book covers, landmarks, various company logos and wine labels. It is all done through the use of a specific mobile app on the owner’s smartphone.

The app simply makes use of image recognition technology available through The Cloud. The tech can convert an image into a hyperlink to a specific spot on the web. It can take the user to a video on YouTube, a specific service, a location that provides additional information or a site with scannable coupons.

In fact, Amazon and Google have invested funds into image recognition technology because it can also be utilized to conduct an item-specific search. This image recognition technology also can be used for other things such as inventory, content management and even security. Video analysis also often uses the technology a well.

Reportedly leading the way in the image recognition technology field is Slyce Inc. They launched their own tech in February of 2013. They currently have two headquarters in North America.

Their original HQ is in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. They also have a U.S. HQ. It is located in El Segundo, California.

The CEO of the company is Mark Elfenbein. According to the official website, the Slyce team hopes to set new standards of engaging customers, facilitate, product recognition shape the future of business and the use of the internet with this technology. Slyce hopes their image recognition technology will allow their clients’ customers to feel empowered and to more readily and easily interact with them.

The Growth and Development of the Visual Recognition Technology

May 10th, 2016

Technological advancement has been on a rapid increase in the recent past. Researchers, students, scientists as well as other creative and initiative parties are continuously developing newer and impressive products. Currently, visual recognition has been creating tremendous changes in the manner by which business is transactions were done in the past. In a demonstration of the remarkable products currently being developed in the market for visual recognition purposes, Mark Zuckerberg exhibited an outstanding image recognition technology meant for the visually impaired.

The Technology can analyze the events going on in a given pictures them expound aloud. Mark exhibited the advanced technology in a bid to give more insight into artificial intelligence plans by the social network. This happened during the latest Facebook Annual Developer Conference.

The yet to be held third LDV Vision Summit, which is a yearly conference devoted to visual technology only including cameras, medical imaging, VR and content analysis, depicts the continuous rise in visual recognition technology. Evan Nisselson from LDV Capital asserted in an interview with TechCrunch that the improvement in computer vision nowadays has been boosting the development of new opportunities in evaluating images, which are substantially increasing business performance.

Examples of Visual Recognition Technology Tools Open Data Various technologies such as Pascal VOC and ImageNet boast of learning techniques that work partially like the human brain. These databases boast of millions of data regarding images, which are tagged with various keywords giving information relating to the pictures. The pictures are used by entities such Facebook to train their learning networks. Hosted API Since most companies lack the resources to create a vision engineering unit or unit. However, various hosted API service providers have emerged to allow such companies benefit from image recognition services.

Hosed AI services can be fused with an already existing application as well as be utilized to create a business or specific feature. There are various hosted API‘s like Clarifai, Microsoft Cognitive Services as well as Google Cloud Vision. The information can be obtained from TechCrunch

Since it launched its visual recognition technology in February 2013, it has managed to expand its operations and create more deals with numerous global retail stores. Clients to most of these retailers gain easier access to products offered through a simple touch or swipe of their mobile devices. Consequently, Slyce is commonly referred to as the Shazam for shopping purposes. The company boasts of an array of services and products, which comprise of Snap-to-Buy application and the Visual Relevancy Engine.