Artificial Intelligence offers today’s businesses huge opportunities to streamline processes and improve efficiency. Named the most influential technology in 2017, there are numerous applications of the technology we can use. One of which is AI image recognition and classification. Originally used to detect car number plates in car parks, image recognition technologies have since been developed to understand much more complex images.
One of our clients has the regular task of uploading hundreds of images of various patterns, classifying them with relevant tags and them publishing them. Many of the images feature complex patterns and often cross over multiple description tags, such as ditsy, floral and oriental. Currently this is done on an image-by-image basis and takes up a considerable amount of employee time throughout the year.
So we tasked one of our developers to create a bespoke AI image classification app that streamlined this process.
He developed an application that identifies the style, pattern and colour of an uploaded image and presents us with a probability scale of the most relevant tags before to automatically assigning them to the image. Using image recognition and visual analytics the system can define certain characteristics within the image similar to the human eye, such as the difference between a floral, ditsy and oriental pattern.
By training the prototype using pre-classified images on our database, we were able to teach the system what different visuals mean. As it continues to be fed more images and more data it continues to get smarter and more accurate with it’s classifications.
And this is just the beginning of what AI Image Classification can do. It can begin connecting images that might not have the same classifiers but look similar, or we can use to suggest similar images for a specific user, such as recommendations of similar styles. This system could be implemented into the main website to not only save employee time, but also to improve the customer experience; seamlessly presenting customers with new styles based on previous purchases, images they’ve viewed or seasonal changes.
Because we can train the bespoke AI Image Classification tool on specific data sets, it’s use cases across industries and sectors are huge. From recognising irregularities in x-rays in hospitals, to identifying breeds of animal and spotting anomalies in large data sets.
If you’d like to know how Artificial Intelligence can improve efficiency within your business, give us a call today on 01737 45 77 88 or email us using our contact form.