Audio & Video


Fake news: you ain't seen nothing yet

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Normally, computers generate speech by linking lots of short recorded speech fragments to create a sentence. By trying to fool the adversary, the generative software would learn to create images that look real, but are not. In the past five years, software powered by similar algorithms has reduced error rates in classifying photos from 25% to just a few percent. Mr Goodfellow now works for Google Brain, the search giant's in-house AI research division (he spoke to The Economist while at OpenAI, a non-profit research organisation).


Vievu and Veritone to Bring Artificial Intelligence to LE Audio and Video Data

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The Safariland Group ("Safariland"), the parent company of Vievu, and Veritone, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, have announced their intent to enter into an agreement to integrate their product offerings to apply artificial intelligence to uniquely extract and process crucial data from police body-worn camera footage. The Veritone Platform will be available to Safariland's law enforcement agency customers as a complement to Vievu's body-worn cameras, accessories and software, later this year. The integration is designed to allow Vievu's customers to upload large volumes of video and audio recordings into the Veritone Platform and process them in near real-time, enabling law enforcement personnel to rapidly extract actionable information for use in investigations, monitoring and training, as well as to respond more quickly and efficiently to public record requests. "The Veritone Platform will enable law enforcement agencies to save thousands of hours of manual searching by using intelligent audio and video analysis, allowing them to focus time and resources on more mission-critical tasks," said Chad Steelberg, chief executive officer of Veritone. "The Veritone Platform uses more than 40 best-of-breed cognitive engines, ranging from transcription and face recognition to sentiment analysis to object recognition, which will provide Vievu's users the ability to derive comprehensive, actionable insights from their body camera footage in near real-time.