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A cloud-based mobile system that can classify objects and further compute the overall object with high accuracy. The novelty in our system is that we are not only offloading heavy computational functions of the system to the cloud, but also employing an intelligent cloud-broker mechanism to strategically and efficiently utilize cloud instances to provide accurate and improved time response results. Examples include:

Visual Recognition service can be used for diverse applications and industries, such as:

o Manufacturing: Use images from a manufacturing setting to make sure products are being positioned correctly on an assembly line.

o Insurance: Rapidly process claims by using images to classify claims into different categories.

o Social listening: Use images from your product line or your logo to track buzz about your company on social media.

o Social commerce: Use an image of a plated dish to find out which restaurant serves it and find reviews, use a travel photo to find vacation suggestions based on similar experiences, use a house image to find similar homes that are for sale.

o Retail: Take a photo of a favorite outfit to find stores with those clothes in stock or on sale, use a travel image to find retail suggestions in that area.


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  • Name:
    Vincent Blackmon
  • Type of entry:
    Team members:
    IBM Watson visual recognition service
  • Vincent is inspired by:
    Visual image analytics
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