Multimedia is increasingly becoming the “biggest big data” as the most important and valuable source for insights and information. It covers from everyone’s experiences to everything happening in the world. As such, multimedia big data is spurring on tremendous amounts of research and development of related technologies and applications.
Researchers at Microsoft in Beijing may have developed the first computer vision system that has surpassed human capabilities in classifying objects defined in the ImageNet 2012 classification dataset, according to recently-published paper. “To our knowledge, our result is the first to surpass human-level performance…on this visual recognition challenge,” the paper says.