Microsoft is bringing automatic video summarization, Hyperlapse, OCR and more to its Azure …

Azure Media Services, Microsoft’s collection of cloud-based tools for video workflows, is about to get a lot smarter. As the company announced at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas today, Media Services will now make use of some of the tools Microsoft developed for its machine learning services for video, as well. This means Media Services can now automatically select the most interesting snippets from a source video, for example, to give you a quick summary of what the full video looks like. In addition, Microsoft is building face detection into these tools and the company is including its ability to detect people’s emotions (something the company’s Cognitive Services already do for still images). Using this, you could easily see how people reacted to a speech at an event, for example. If…


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