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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 laptop imaginative and prescient companies in Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient. The improved Imaginative and prescient Providers allows builders to create cutting-edge, market-ready, accountable laptop imaginative and prescient functions throughout numerous industries. Clients 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 assist accessibility, drive acquisition by website positioning, shield customers from dangerous content material, improve safety, and enhance incident response occasions.

Microsoft was just lately named a Chief within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Basic-Objective Laptop Imaginative and prescient AI Software program Platforms 2022 Vendor Evaluation (doc #US49776422, November 2022). The brand new Imaginative and prescient Providers improves content material discoverability with automated captioning, good cropping, classifying, background elimination, and looking for photographs. Moreover, customers can observe actions, analyze environments, and obtain real-time alerts with accountable AI controls. 

Reddit shall be utilizing Imaginative and prescient Providers to generate captions for a whole lot of tens of millions of photographs on its platform. Tiffany Ong, Reddit Product Supervisor of Shopper Product has stated,

“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 in the end construct connections and a way of group.”

Microsoft is harnessing the facility of the brand new Imaginative and prescient Providers 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 subsequent 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 modifying. Microsoft Datacenters are leveraging Imaginative and prescient Providers 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 Providers to ship automated alt-text descriptions for picture evaluation. As a preview, Jennison Asuncion, LinkedIn’s Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism has stated,

“Greater than 40 % of LinkedIn’s feed posts embody at the very least one picture. We wish 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 assist 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 strategies, accessible alt-text, website positioning optimization, and clever photograph curation to assist 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 individuals and objects from their authentic background, changing them with a most popular 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 manner you assume and write. Find related content material with out the necessity for extra metadata.

Innovate responsibly

Evaluation the accountable AI rules to find out how we’re dedicated to growing AI methods 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 packages that present expertise, sources, and experience to empower these working to create a extra sustainable, protected, and accessible world.

Get began right this moment with Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient

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

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