Now Do In-Video Searches with Google’s New Cloud Video Intelligence API

Google announced the launch of its Cloud Video Intelligence API at the Google Cloud Next Conference that is currently underway in San Francisco. Machine learning has been around for many years, but the growth of cloud computing, Internet of Things and connected devices around the world is slowly bringing the advantages of machine learning to our doorsteps – and into our very homes and lives.

It all started with digital smart assistants moving into our homes, but soon there was an explosion of trying to help us. And today, Google has brought a major addition to that list by launching its Cloud Video Intelligence API, which will make videos searchable, including the content in the video.

So far, many companies have launched image analysis software powered by deep learning, such as Amazon’s Rekognition, Microsoft’s Computer Vision API and IBM’s Visual Recognition. Google has gone one step further by making it possible to analyse individual videos and identify the objects/labels in the video.

This does have massive implications, one of which is to greatly reduce the amount of time spent on searching within video content for specific clips or images. Think of searching for all video clips of your son or daughter, laughing, from your own video library. Or looking for all video clips with your dog in it. If you’re anything of a gadget person, you’ll have hours upon hours of videos to sift through, which could take days.

Google can now get that type of “in-video search” done with just a few simple clicks. Consumers like you and I may see some direct benefits, but the real beneficiary is the field of video editing itself, which will now find a new dimension by tapping into machine learning.

Watch the Video below to understand how Cloud Video Intelligence API works:

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