IBM Video Analytics Reborn

By John Honovich, Published May 01, 2020, 07:05am EDT (Info+)

IBM is back in video analytics and they are even offering AI-based fever detection, the company told IPVM.

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Inside this note, based on IBM's input, we examine what IBM removed from their video analytics, what they have improved, and what they are doing for coronavirus, including fever detection.

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However, this is early for IBM and the company was not able to fully explain how the approach would be implemented

Sell it now, build it later. What could go wrong?

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Nobody gets fired for buying IBM!

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IBM just seems a company lumbering along on the power of their brand name. They do some notable things, but their out of the norm forays into new technologies seem to have no more probability of success than a small startup. I think the same can be said for most large company's.

The difference of course is the size of IBM and the prestige that carries. But more and more I see this as being a negative. IBM is so big, I don't think they have that same drive to try and make sure it is successful. If the venture fails, oh well, they are still IBM. A smaller company has much more motivation in trying to make something work (or sellable) because it takes them much more investment relative to their size.

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A smaller company has much more motivation in trying to make something work (or sellable) because it takes them much more investment relative to their size.

I agree with that but IBM has the volume of people, resources, etc. that are often critical for large buyers.

Likewise, do you think Fortune 500 companies choose JCI because they are the 'best' at security integration technology? Maybe some do but I am pretty sure most do because they want to have a single large company to handle dealing with their large number of sites, etc.

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Agree, which a smart company like JCI will leverage their appeal (their size and reach being a commodity) to bill out as much as possible with the least amount of service. My own opinion based on observation, of course.

I guess that is a long way of saying I am not going to be in a rush to sign up as an IBM dealer. But I'm sure some large companies are going to buy their offering, and probably to their disappointment.

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I guess that is a long way of saying I am not going to be in a rush to sign up as an IBM dealer.

The feeling is likely mutual :) IBM tends to negotiate and do deals with very large end users and is not, unlike more 'normal' suppliers', say Anyvision, Briefcam, Avigilon, etc. looking for dealers.

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[Note: Poster is from IBM]

We would actually love to get more partners/dealers signed up to help us take this to market. Please reach out to https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottgrizzle/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanyaguillory/ if your company is interested in becoming a partner.

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I stand corrected :) thanks!

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With the acquisition of Red Hat, I believe that IBM has the resources, and the ability to create a viable AI solution. I am a little hesitant in believing that temperature detection will actually work to the extent that an actual thermometer will not be required, but the analysis of thermal patterns in creating detectable patterns that may alert to a possibility of a cluster, or a person not wearing a mask, or not practicing social distancing is a neat idea, and a different approach.

I wonder, if the actual camera isn't performing the actual temperature detection, but just an analytic of thermal patterns, would FDA regulations apply to the solution?

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would FDA regulations apply to the solution?

Wouldn't FDA regulations be dependent on what it is used for, not the technology?

That is, if it's being used to diagnose an illness, it's under the FDA's jurisdiction, whether it uses thermal cameras, AI to analyze standard video feeds, or monkeys smelling people's armpits.

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Exactly, approved as a solution FOR monitoring temperatures. In order to use a camera as a replacement of a thermometer, it would be considered a medical device. IN order to use in that manner, it required FDA approval.

Since this isn't a device, but more of a solution (requiring software and a camera) does FDA regulations apply to the solution. Sorry if my question sounds stupid, but the facts behind this application are constantly changing. This is a hot topic for customers and i am trying to understand everything that applies.

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Any link to Watson ? The combination could be powerful

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