‘An On-Premise And Cloud Version’ Of A Big ‘AI’ Platform


Artificial intelligence in the cloud is now available for media companies that wish to extract new value from their video and audio content.

That’s thanks to the roll out by Quantum Corp. of aiWARE for Xcellis, described as “an on-premise and cloud version” of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone.

The new offering brings Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, enabling users to leverage Veritone’s cognitive services and applications.

Veritone’s services include optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and speech-to-text transcription as the first network-isolated engines.

As discussed in exclusive webinars presented by Radio + Television Business Report and co-owned publication Radio INK, Veritone’s AI-driven tools are designed to bring new value from a broadcast media company’s video and audio content.

“Using cognitive engines to delve deeper and faster into their content, media companies can gain greater insights and drive increased business and organizational success,” Veritone notes.

As Quantum notes, aiWARE for Xcellis enables users to create more customized video-on-demand offerings through metadata tagging of existing content; provide better ROI data to sponsors by identifying where and how often logos, as well as spoken and text brand integrations, appear in broadcast media and redistributed clips; and accelerate post-production work through enhanced context-based search and discovery.

“The combination of Quantum’s StorNext-powered Xcellis with Veritone aiWARE enables users to apply AI to on-premise content that previously could not be leveraged for this purpose and to add new content for analysis as that content is captured,” Quantum says. “The integrated solution also provides the option to leverage Veritone’s continuously evolving array of best-of-breed cognitive engines in the cloud, either exclusively or in concert with on-premise engines, when desired or appropriate.”

Quantum’s aiWARE for Xcellis is available with three initial deployment options: “Embedded” for containerized deployment on an existing Xcellis workflow storage system, “Standard” delivered on an Xcellis Application Director for more processing performance, and “High Performance” based on an enhanced Xcellis Application Director with additional processing cores and expanded memory.

Quantum will be present at IBC2017, scheduled for Sept. 15-19 in Amsterdam, at stand 7.B27.