IBM Research @ Insight 2015 - Insight 2015 - Visual Recognition Services


Visual Recognition Services for IBM Watson Developer Cloud

John R. Smith

In this talk we describe a set of visual recognition services being developed by IBM Research for IBM Watson Developer Cloud. These cognitive vision capabilities allow developers to easily compose solutions that analyze, tag and search photos and videos. The visual recognition services support the analysis of individual images at a time, for example, allowing automatic classification and tagging of photos. Additionally, the visual insights services allow analysis of collections or streams of images in batch, for example, allowing aggregate analysis of the distribution of visual categories in a group of images from a social media stream. We describe both the built-in functionality of the visual recognition and visual insights services as well as their capability to be trained on new image data sets in order to customize them for new solutions. We demonstrate the services as well as describe various use cases that puts the services into practice.