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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Urban Intelligence

A system called Placemeter takes as input video feeds and analyzes images to determine what is going on outside your doors.  Possible retail measures?    Video content analysis (VCA).  

" .... In its first iteration, the service, which relies on real-time video feeds, was able to quantify the overall number of objects that it saw and distinguish between pedestrians and vehicles.

Now, the service is getting significantly smarter. By default, Placemeter can now distinguish between five different objects: people, bicycles, motorcycles, cars and large vehicles (think trucks, delivery vans, etc.). ... "        In TechCrunch.

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