Newsbridge Beefs Up AI Landmark Detection

AI company Newsbridge has introduced a new AI landmark detection capability for indexing and searching media assets. Available on Newsbridge’s Just Index, Cloud Media Hub, Media Marketplace and Live Asset Manager solutions, the new location-based search feature lets producers, journalists and media managers pull up video sequences of known and lesser-known landmarks (i.e., the White House, Niagara Falls, London city skyline, etc.), including aerial shots, in less than two seconds.

“When a journalist is working on a story, they need to be able to quickly find live, file-based, and archived content related to where the action is happening. For instance, a demonstration in front of the Colorado state capitol building requires video footage of the political scene,” said Frederic Petitpont, Newsbridge co-founder and CTO. “Previously, journalists relied on manual annotators or off-the-shelf AI landmark detection services that are limited and expensive. Our dataset is larger, and we can specifically detect when there’s an aerial shot. Our AI technology automatically analyzes media more efficiently, enabling us to be very competitive on cost.”

Petitpont continued: “With our new AI landmark detection feature, locating video clips of historic structures, monuments, cityscapes, and landscapes is lightning fast.”

Newsbridge says its AI indexing technology “fuels speedier news and sports production for leading media organizations, broadcasters, TV channels, and sports rights holders. Adding the landmark detection feature to Newsbridge’s world-class, Multimodal AI indexing and search technology allows users to detect a variety of entities in media assets — including location, people, logos, objects, patterns, speech, and scenes. Newsbridge’s search technology is intuitive and easy to use, offering journalists and producers an experience similar to searching on the web.”

Media managers can use Newsbridge’s AI landmark detection feature for a wide range of use cases, including selling landmark clips and aerial shots to potential buyers, discovering familiar sights within existing video content to enrich their archive, storing indexed results in a dedicated search engine, and running AI indexing on live streams to optimize search, clip creation, and the delivery of recordings to Media Asset Management and third-party storage systems.

Newsbridge will showcase its new AI landmark detection feature at the 2023 NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) in Booth W2073.


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