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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, educated with billions of text-image pairs and built-in as cost-effective, production-ready laptop imaginative and prescient providers in Azure Cognitive Service for Imaginative and prescient. The improved Imaginative and prescient Providers permits builders to create cutting-edge, market-ready, accountable laptop imaginative and prescient functions throughout varied industries. Clients can now seamlessly digitize, analyze, and join their knowledge to pure language interactions, unlocking highly effective insights from their picture and video content material to assist accessibility, drive acquisition via website positioning, defend customers from dangerous content material, improve safety, and enhance incident response instances.

Microsoft was just lately named a Chief within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Normal-Goal 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 computerized captioning, sensible cropping, classifying, background elimination, and trying to find photographs. Moreover, customers can monitor actions, analyze environments, and obtain real-time alerts with accountable AI controls. 

Reddit can be utilizing Imaginative and prescient Providers to generate captions for lots of of tens of millions of photographs on its platform. Tiffany Ong, Reddit Product Supervisor of Shopper 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 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 degree. PowerPoint, Outlook, and Phrase leverage picture captioning for computerized alt-text to enhance accessibility. Microsoft Designer and OneDrive are utilizing improved picture tagging, picture search, and background era 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 Skill Summit, firms will learn the way 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 computerized 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 not less than 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 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 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: Robotically ship wealthy captions, design ideas, accessible alt-text, website positioning optimization, and clever photograph curation to assist digital content material.
  • Picture retrieval: Enhance search suggestions and ads with pure language queries that seamlessly measure the similarity between photographs and textual content.

  • Background elimination: Remodel the feel and appear of photographs by simply segmenting folks and objects from their unique 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 manner you suppose and write. Find related content material with out the necessity for extra metadata.

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Assessment the accountable AI ideas to learn the way we’re dedicated to growing AI programs that assist make the world extra accessible. We’re centered on serving to organizations take full benefit of AI, and we’re investing closely in applications that present expertise, sources, and experience to empower these working to create a extra sustainable, secure, and accessible world.

Get began at present 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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