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Extract strong insights from picture and video content material with Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient

We’re happy to announce the general public preview of Microsoft’s Florence basis mannequin, skilled with billions of text-image pairs and built-in as cost-effective, production-ready pc imaginative and prescient providers in Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient. The improved Imaginative and prescient Companies allows builders to create cutting-edge, market-ready, accountable pc imaginative and prescient functions throughout varied industries. Prospects can now seamlessly digitize, analyze, and join their information to pure language interactions, unlocking highly effective insights from their picture and video content material to help accessibility, drive acquisition via search engine optimization, defend customers from dangerous content material, improve safety, and enhance incident response instances.

Microsoft was not too long ago named a Chief within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Basic-Function Pc Imaginative and prescient AI Software program Platforms 2022 Vendor Evaluation (doc #US49776422, November 2022). The brand new Imaginative and prescient Companies improves content material discoverability with automated captioning, good cropping, classifying, background elimination, and trying to find photographs. Moreover, customers can observe actions, analyze environments, and obtain real-time alerts with accountable AI controls. 

Reddit can be utilizing Imaginative and prescient Companies to generate captions for lots of of hundreds of thousands of photographs on its platform. Tiffany Ong, Reddit Product Supervisor of Client Product has mentioned,

“With Microsoft’s Imaginative and prescient expertise, we’re making it simpler for customers to find and perceive our content material. The newly created picture captions make Reddit extra accessible for everybody and provides redditors extra alternatives to discover our photographs, have interaction in conversations, and finally construct connections and a way of group.”

Microsoft is harnessing the ability of the brand new Imaginative and prescient Companies in Microsoft 365 apps like Groups, PowerPoint, Outlook, Phrase, Designer, OneDrive, along with the Microsoft Datacenter. Microsoft Groups is driving innovation within the digital house with the assistance of segmentation capabilities, taking digital conferences to the following stage. PowerPoint, Outlook, and Phrase leverage picture captioning for automated alt-text to enhance accessibility. Microsoft Designer and OneDrive are utilizing improved picture tagging, picture search, and background technology to simplify picture discoverability and enhancing. Microsoft Datacenters are leveraging Imaginative and prescient Companies to reinforce safety and infrastructure reliability.

At this week’s Microsoft Capability Summit, firms will find out how they will enhance the accessibility of their visible content material. We’ll share the way forward for our Seeing AI app and LinkedIn will share the advantages of using Imaginative and prescient Companies to ship automated alt-text descriptions for picture evaluation. As a preview, Jennison Asuncion, LinkedIn’s Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism has mentioned,

“Greater than 40 p.c of LinkedIn’s feed posts embrace at the very least one picture. We would like each member to have equal entry to alternative and are dedicated to making sure that we make photographs accessible to our members who’re blind or who’ve low imaginative and prescient so they could be a a part of the web dialog. With Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient, we will present auto-captioning to edit and help alt. textual content descriptions. I am enthusiastic about this new expertise as a result of now, not solely will I do know my colleague shared an image from an occasion they attended, however that my CEO Ryan Roslansky can also be within the image.”

Check out the brand new out-of-the-box options our prospects are utilizing in Imaginative and prescient Studio:

  • Dense captions: Mechanically ship wealthy captions, design recommendations, accessible alt-text, search engine optimization optimization, and clever photograph curation to help digital content material.
  • Picture retrieval: Enhance search suggestions and commercials with pure language queries that seamlessly measure the similarity between photographs and textual content.

  • Background elimination: Rework the feel and appear of photographs by simply segmenting folks and objects from their authentic background, changing them with a most well-liked background scene.
  • Mannequin customization: Decrease prices and time to ship customized fashions that match distinctive enterprise calls for at excessive precision, and with only a handful of photographs.
  • Video summarization (Video TL;DR): Search and work together with video content material in the identical intuitive method you suppose and write. Find related content material with out the necessity for extra metadata.

Innovate responsibly

Evaluation the accountable AI ideas to find out how we’re dedicated to creating AI programs that assist make the world extra accessible. We’re targeted on serving to organizations take full benefit of AI, and we’re investing closely in applications that present expertise, assets, and experience to empower these working to create a extra sustainable, protected, and accessible world.

Get began right now with Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient

Revolutionize your pc imaginative and prescient functions with improved effectivity, accuracy, and accessibility in picture and video processing, on the similar low worth. Go to Imaginative and prescient Studio to check out our newest demos.

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