June 28, 2017

Smart Autogeneration of Thumbnails Banners, and Socials with Content Aware Resize

Earlier this week, we introduced media/ContentAwareResize, a microservice which crops images to any size... while ensuring that the important parts do not get removed! It does so by detecting important content (faces, etc) and centering the crop on these components, so you don't accidentally...

June 27, 2017

Checking out Content Aware Resize

media/ContentAwareResize is an algorithm that discovers the most important features of an image and attempts to preserve them when resizing, letting you resize images without cropping out what’s important.

June 23, 2017

Algorithmia Raises Series A Funding

To our users,

Today we are excited to announce that Algorithmia has completed a Series A financing of $10.5M led by Google's new fund focused on AI and machine learning investments with the participation of Madrona Venture Group, Rakuten Ventures, Osage University Partners, and Work-Bench.

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June 22, 2017

How to Censor Faces with Video Processing Algorithms

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week we introduced Censorface, an algorithm that finds the faces in images and then either blurs or puts a colored box over the faces to censor them. We thought it would be fun to pair it up with some of our video processing...

June 19, 2017

Censoring Faces Automatically

Privacy issues are a big concern when recording public videos. Professional photographers and public institutions (such as police departments) run into this problem when publishing or releasing public images or footage. Generally speaking, professionals are required to obscure faces when there...

June 15, 2017

Video Editing: extracting metadata from movie scenes

Recently, we wrote a blog post about an algorithm called Scene Detection that takes a video and returns the timestamps of scenes along with subclips that are associated with the subclip's timestamps.

You can use this information to find appropriate scene lengths for creating video trailers or you...

June 13, 2017

Automatic Scene Detection

Hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded each day to Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other sites. One of the many issues that these services face is the extraction of useful metadata. At Algorithmia, we've been automating a lot of this process, enabling rapid auto-tagging and...

June 08, 2017

Google Sheets + Algorithmia = Machine Learning Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are an amazing tool. Whether you cut your teeth on Lotus 1-2-3, grew up with Excel, or hopped straight into the Google Docs universe, spreadsheets have been a key tool for everything from planning your personal finances to mulling over your KPIs.

But, have you ever used a spreadsheet...

June 05, 2017

Integrating Algorithmia with Apache Spark

A couple of weeks ago we gave a talk at the Seattle Spark Meetup about bringing together the flexibility of Algorithmia's deep learning algorithms and Spark's robust data processing platform. We highlighted the strengths of both platforms and covered a basic introduction on how to integrate...

May 31, 2017

Reducing API Overhead by 70% with Prometheus and Grafana

Effectively monitoring any system is difficult. Ideally an engineer should be able to quickly get an idea of how well the system is functioning, whether things look normal, and be notified when they are not. A graph can convey much of this information with minimal thought processing for an...

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