AVED : Automatic Visual Event Detection

April 27th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Future, Internet, Mapping, Technology, Video | No Comments »

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has annotated 11,000 hours of underwater video footage from over 300 dives the institute conducts each year. The footage is manually scanned for sea creatures and annotated by experts through VARS (Video Annotation and Reference System) and is available to the public for free through the VARS Query system. A new automated system under development called AVED (Automatic Visual Event Detection) uses neural network technology to process the frames . At the moment the current system is capable of highlighting potential objects of interest, automating a very time consuming step. The goal for MBARI is to have an autonomous real-time annotating system.

via AIP

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