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Google Announces New Cloud API, Acquisition of Kaggle

Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:25
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Google is making great strides with its cloud platform.

The search giant has debuted a new API that allows developers to search for video content by providing nouns and verbs related to the content.

Unveiled at Google’s Cloud Next ’17 conference in San Francisco this week, Cloud Video Intelligence API, which is now in a private beta, uses machine learning and can be applied on large-scale media platforms like YouTube.

The technology, which thus far is aimed at the enterprise market, is built on frameworks like TensorFlow. Companies can use the technology to sift through their stored videos for specific metadata.

“The API is the first of its kind, enabling developers to easily search and discover video content by providing information about entities (nouns such as dog, flower or human or verbs such as run, swim or fly) inside video content,” reads a Google blog post.

“It can even provide contextual understanding of when those entities appear; for example, searching for ‘Tiger’ would find all precise shots containing tigers across a video collection in Google Cloud Storage.”


Google also announced its acquisition of Kaggle, a predictive modelling and analytics platform. The purchase brings Kaggle’s data scientists to Google’s Cloud team where, together, they will work on “lowering the barriers of entry to AI and make it available to the largest community of developers, users and enterprises.”

“Kaggle and Google Cloud will continue to support machine learning training and deployment services, while offering the community the ability to store and query large datasets,” Google Cloud chief scientist Fei-Fei Li said in a blog post.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Kaggle to the team. Kaggle and Google Cloud will foster a thriving community of machine learning developers and data scientists, giving them direct access to the most advanced cloud machine learning environment.”


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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