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ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Launch of AIspace – The Next Generation of A.I. Storage

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Singapore, 19 April 2019: - Babbobox officially announces the global launch of AIspace (pronounced as "i"space) – The Next Generation of A.I. Storage in Singapore.

Enterprises know the need for digital transformation, they also know that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) will play a big role in that transformation. However, many perceive A.I. to be out of reach because they think it is either too costly or they have little knowledge about its benefits to them. This is about to change.

AIspace’s Mission is “To make A.I. accessible to all enterprises”

In AIspace, we are infusing A.I. into the something all enterprises need - Storage. By applying A.I. to digital assets (documents, images, audio and video) that already exist within your organization. For the first time ever, enterprises will be able to index and search inside all your documents, images, audio and video in a single platform using the World's First Unified Search Engine

Beyond Search, you can now apply A.I. to documents and images for analysis. This will open up a whole world of future possibilities, especially in Big Data. 

AIspace is simply what enterprise storage should really be - Intelligent!

About Babbobox

AISpace is a service fully owned by Babbobox. Babbobox developed one of world's most advanced A.I. Video Search Engine where it combines numerous advanced technologies (Speech Recognition, Video OCR, Cognitive Services, Image Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Search) into a single platform.

Babbobox started as a Cloud Document Management System focusing on helping enterprises to organize their digital assets. In 2017, Babbobox launched VideoSpace - the next generation of Video A.I. Platform. Babbobox has evolved and transformed to become a global leader in Video Search Engine technologies. We are using these breakthroughs in our data and video platforms to enable enterprises unleash the true value of their digital assets. 

AIspace is launched in 2019 with the mission of making A.I. accessible to all enterprise by means of infusing A.I. into storage.  

To find out more, please CONTACT US

Video Big Data (Part I) - An Introduction

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YouTube sees more than 300 hours of videos uploaded every minute. That's 432,000 hours in 1 day or 158 million hours in 1 year. That's 18,000 years worth of videos in a year. And that's just YouTube ONLY! If we add all other videos in the public domain, we wouldn't even know where to start with the numbers. 

However, the even bigger numbers are actually hidden in the private domain from sources like broadcasters, surveillance cameras, GoPros, bodycams, smart devices, etc. We are recording videos at an unprecedented pace and scale. 

There is one word to describe this phenomenon - BIG!

Which brings us to Video Big Data. Or should I say the lack of it. Even the term "Video Big Data" is rarely heard of. This stems from the inability to extract video data and making sense of it. But there is so much information embedded inside videos that is waiting to be discovered.  

So the real question is... how can we extract value from videos?

However, the problem with video is that it is the most difficult medium to work with. There are a few reasons why: 

  • It is very difficult to extract various elements (speech, objects, faces, etc.) of video data. 
  • Each video element requires a different data extraction technique.
  • It is very difficult to make sense of video data because of its unstructured nature

But there is hope yet. We will examine how we can tackle these problems and extract value from video big data in the next article.

Bringing A.I. Video Search to DC

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Super excited about bringing our A.I. Video Search to Washington D.C at the Microsoft Tech Summit. We hope to do Asia and Singapore proud (as it looks like we are the only ones)!

On top of that, we are also super excited about the announcement that we will be making during Tech Summit. We believe it's another WORLD'S FIRST! This will bring the world closer, in terms of knowledge, language and data.

If you think our ability to search 7 video elements (speech, text, objects, motion, faces, emotions, offensive content) awesome...

What we are going to announce next will blow you away! Watch this space!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Launch of World’s First “Video Search Engine with Interactive Results”

Birmingham, 24 January 2018: - Babbobox and Infini Videos officially announce the launch of the world’s first  “Video Search Engine with Interactive Results” at the Microsoft Tech Summit held in Birmingham, United Kingdom today.

Both tech start-ups Babbobox and Infini Videos believe the future of video search lies in immediate content relevance. Video has proven to be the hardest medium to index because there is so much detail.  Aside from the metadata that an editor may have typed in, most archived videos are essentially unstructured data.  Often, this is because transcripts are not made and scripts are lost, or there isn’t sufficient timing information to align with the video.

To make sense of this data, techniques such as Speech Recognition, Video OCR, Image analysis and various Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence are applied to extract data from media. Since much of the videos in archives contains speech, therefore automatic transcription is a great first step in extracting data from media. With the transcript, an editor is able to search for timecodes in source videos, scrub through those sources, and manually locate viable scenes. This manual process is time-consuming, and not suitable for public use since a text search result does not make for a watchable video.

The innovative “Video Search Engine with Interactive Results” that Babbobox and Infini Videos have co-produced, allows a user to search a topic, and immediately view the search results as an interactive video. One is able to immediately choose scenes within the video that are relevant to the search. With the full-automation of the indexing and the output scene selection, productivity is enhanced and content for the public will scale up. The platform promises increased productivity as it will provide users with fine control over topics and sources, and allow editors to focus on the direction of the stories.

Babbobox and Infini Videos believe that this will be the future of Video Search.

About Babbobox (website: www.babbobox.com)
Babbobox launched two World’s First - World’s First True Unified Search Engine where it has the ability to index and “Search Everything” (all formats including video, audio and documents). Thus, positioning Babbobox to become "The Next Generation of Intelligent Storage". With VideoSpace, we created the World’s Frist Video-Search-as-a-Service. Thus, forming the foundations to enable a new breed of video services for the world.

About Infini Videos (website: www.infinivideos.com)
Infini Videos is a B2B online technology platform for the creation and delivery of HTML5 interactive videos. Infini Videos makes it easy to create engaging interactive videos as well as to access the rich data analytics offered on the platform. The company currently offers branching aka “Choose-your-own-adventure” and 360-degree types of interactivity. In addition to the technology platform, the company also provides specialized creative services as a one-stop solution for clients. Infini Videos is part of the Mediacorp’s MediaPreneur Incubator programme.

To find out more, please CONTACT US

Bringing VideoSpace to the World... Starting with Birmingham

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Many asked why we were not present at Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore this week... The reason is simple, that's because we will be in the Birmingham leg (24 to 25 Jan) next week instead!

I promise that we will be making a BIG announcement next week. And it will be another World's First! (Hint: We are bringing Video Search to another level...)

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It definitely feels great to see Babbobox listed as part of the invited companies to show our wares at this Microsoft Tier-1 event. On top of that, I can also that we are representing Asia alongside Yamaha.

If any of you do happen to be in Tech Summit Birmingham, do drop by and say Hi!

What is a Video Search Engine? Part V – Detecting Objects

After discussing the ability to video search for Speech, Text, Motion, Face and Emotions, the next big element class is “Objects”.

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Essentially, it is an analysis tool that extracts metadata from a video and defines important objects or entities inside a video. Object detection has come to a point where it can detect objects or entities (like cat, flower, computer, etc.) and pinpoint the exact location there is the scene(s) appear inside the video.

The purpose of Object Detection is to help us better understand the overall content of our videos based on objects detected within the video. It also gives uas a time-based understanding on when each object appears within the video. Object Detection basically uses tagging and domain-specific models to identify content and label it with confidence.

Like other vision type of video searches, Computer Vision scientists developed Object Recognition based on the deep learning technology developed using deep neural network models to detect and label thousands of objects and scenes in videos.

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With Object Detection, it is now possible to search every moment of every video file in your video library and catalog to find every objects as well as its importance.

To find out more about how you can detect objects inside your videos, visit VideoSpace Video Search Engine or our Video-Search-as-a-Service.

Announcement – Adding “Object Detection” to VideoSpace Search Engine

We are delighted to announce that we are adding “Object Detection” capability to our Video Search Engine.

This is a significant milestone as it enhances our already extensive video search capabilities. Thus, establishing VideoSpace Search Engine’s as one of the most powerful Video Search Engine in the world.

With Object Detection, this is the list of elements that we can index and search inside videos:

  • Objects (NEW!)
  • Speech
  • Text
  • Motion
  • Face
  • Emotion
  • Offensive Content
  • Custom (e.g. Logos, Objects, Landmarks, etc.)
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The new “Object Detection” feature enables us to detect entities (like cat, flower, computer, etc.) and pinpoint the exact location there is the scene(s) appear inside videos.

For example, in this short four minute VIDEO, we are able to:

  • detect 111 unique entities
  • mark exactly where these 111 entities appear

To find out more about Object Detection in videos, please click HERE.

Microsoft recognizes Babbobox as key global partner for Media Services

We are delighted to be listed as a key Microsoft global partner for Azure Media Services on http://amslabs.azurewebsites.net/. (Please scroll down)

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This is in recognition of Babbobox's pioneering Unified Search Engine and Video-Search-as-a-Service where both services are World's First. 

"We are honoured to be invited by Microsoft to be part of this exclusive club of partners." said Alex Chan, Babbobox's CEO, "Considering Babbobox is still a relatively new entrant in comparison to other partners, to be invited into this elite group shows that Microsoft recognizes the huge potential in the things that we are doing. That Babbobox is pushing the boundaries and transforming the way we search in future."

Find out more about Babbobox Search Engine.
Watch this space for more updates!

Babbobox launches 3 NEW LANGUAGES to Babbobox Search

Babbobox is happy to announce that we are adding 3 NEW languages to our Babbobox Search Engine. With this addition, we are making the total to 12 languages. 

These 12 languages are as follows:
- British English (NEW!)
- Mexican Spanish (NEW!)
- Russian (NEW!)
- English
- Chinese
- Spanish
- French
- German
- Italian
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Arabic (Egyptian)
- Japanese

Find out more about Babbobox Search Engine.
Watch this space for more updates!

VideoSpace's Video Search Engine - It searches INSIDE videos!

 

We get asked this a lot. "What's the difference between the VideoSpace Search Engine vs Other search engines?"

So I thought we'll write a short article on it. Here's the ARTICLE if you are interested.

But we'll cut to the chase. This is something you probably have never seen before (this will only take 2 mins of your time!)

  1. Click HERE!
  2. Type "Japan" into the Video Search box
  3. You'll "Japan" in 19 search results. It means "Japan" was being said 19 times in various vidoes
  4. Click on the hyperlink results to land in where the "Japan" was said

We can do this in 8 languages. If we run through our translation engine, it will be more than 50 languages!

Feel free to CONTACT US to find out more.