Visual Recognition

February 8, 2019

Distribute CoreML Models Securely Using Mobile Foundation Service

IBM Mobile Foundation is excited to introduce a feature to manage the distribution of CoreML models.

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February 26, 2018

Watson Visual Recognition – Changes to Face Model

Watson Visual Recognition's new Face Model is now available in public beta. The Celebrity Model is being retired April 2, 2018. Read more.

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August 8, 2017

Visual Recognition API – Similarity Search Update

The beta period for Visual Recognition's Similarity Search feature will soon be closing. Learn more.

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July 5, 2017

Watson Visual Recognition Sees Further Enhancements for General Tagging Feature

Under-the-hood improvements to the general tagging feature of Visual Recognition have expanded its ability to accurately recognize the overall scene of an image. Read more.

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May 18, 2017

Watson Learns to “See” Food: Introducing the Watson Visual Recognition food model

Introducing the IBM Watson Visual Recognition food model which provides enhanced specificity and accuracy for food items based on over 2,000 food-specific tags.

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April 10, 2017

The 2017 Masters: IBM’s Cognitive Room

This year, with the opportunity of a new working location within the new press building, our team undertook an exercise to re-imagine the client; members and guests experience for the IBM at The Masters Program. The focus for us was to bring IBM’s cognitive ambition and capabilities to the forefront, to demonstrate that Watson can be applied to every activity and touch point of an experience, and improve it. The idea formed from this approach became known as our “Cognitive Room”.

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April 8, 2017

Interested in drones and visual recognition tech? 6 Resources to get you up to speed

The Aero Expo, the Global Show for General Aviation, is running in my hometown Friedrichshafen from today until the weekend. One of the expo and conference topics is drones of the future (AERODrones UAS Expo). Drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been and are a hot topic for IBM and its customers. Let me give a brief overview of some interesting work where drones, artificial intelligence, analytics, database systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and the IBM Cloud come together.

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April 6, 2017

New Watson Visual Recognition Tool

Watson Visual Recognition introduces a new tool that allows users to create and manage their custom classifiers through a web app. Read more

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March 17, 2017

How to sharpen Watson Visual Recognition results with simple preprocessing

The IBM Watson Visual Recognition service can obviously tag images for content, recognize faces, and find similar images, but that’s not all it can do. If the condition you want to identify is only within a smaller region of a larger image, the entire image might not be classified with high enough confidence and a positive result could be missed. This post shows you how you can improve Watson Visual Recognition's ability to detect finer details.

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