Salesforce Enters Computer Vision Business With Custom Image Recognition Tool
Salesforce is ready to join the computer vision business. The company has a new custom image recognition tool.
According to Computerworld, Salesforce announced on Tuesday, Mar. 7, that features of its Einstein system based on machine learning are now live. However, the Vision module will be only made generally available in a couple of weeks.
Einstein Vision allows users to upload various sets of images that could be classified in a series of categories. Based on machine-learning technology, the system will create a recognizer able to identify future images fed into it.
Salesforce first announced Einstein last year. The system's capabilities have been demonstrated at company's Dreamforce conference. Einstein might give Salesforce an edge against the heavy competition against the likes of Oracle and Microsoft.
Customers will be able to use the Einstein Vision APIs in order to create applications that know how to spot pitched roofs versus flat ones or recognize different brands in photographs. The custom recognizer could be integrated by developers into other applications.
According to Salesforce's blog, Einstein Vision's powerful new APIs allow Heroku and force.com developers of all skill levels to build AI-powered apps fast and bring image recognition to CRM. The pre-trained image classifiers and the custom classifiers can be trained by developers to solve a vast array of image-recognition use cases, empowering end users across marketing, service, and sales to be more predictive.
Salesforce will make Einstein Vision generally available worldwide on Mar. 14. The application is a result of last year's acquisition of MetaMind. Salesforce's vision capabilities are similar to IBM's Watson Visual Recognition Service and other competitor machine-vision APIs. In fact, Salesforce also has a partnership with IBM to connect its CRM with Watson.
It is unlikely that Salesforce will be competing with A.I. services offered by other cloud companies like Microsoft, Google, and IBM. However, the company may have a significant role to play in the A.I. ecosystem.
Rumors Claim Possible Take Over Of Twitter By Salesforce
Market analysts speculate that Salesforce might take over Twitter.
Apple Publishes Its First AI Computer Vision Research Paper
Apple has published its first artificial intelligence research paper that focuses on the field of computer vision.
Google Acquires Moodstocks Image Recognition Startup
Google buys a French startup called Moodstocks.
Could This Be Twitter´s End As A Social Media? Jack Dorsey One-Man´s War Against The Company´s Board
Is the executive board willing to sell Twitter even if the company no longer works as a social media platform?
LinkedIn Increases Revenue Ahead Of Microsoft Merger
LinkedIn posted an increase in their revenue during the third quarter surpassing analysts' estimates.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Adorama Announces ‘Creators GearUP’ College Student Discount Program
Adorama offers product discounts on top brands across all categories.
SpaceX to Launch a Modern Spaceport Resort in Texas
SpaceX is launching a spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. The company is also looking for a spaceport manager to lead the establishment of the modern spaceport.
Microsoft Xbox Series X will launch in November, but Halo Infinite is pushed back to 2021
While you will enjoy the Xbox Series X sooner, you will have to wait a while longer for Halo Infinite until 2021.
The 10 Longest-Running Anime Series Still Ongoing That You Must Not Fail to Watch [Top 1 Has 7000 Episodes]
Here are ten (10) of the longest-running anime series still in production until now. You wouldn't want to miss especially the holder of a Guinness World Records with 7000 plus episodes.