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VisualCortex streamlines workflow for computer vision models with Weights & Biases

PRNewswire August 10, 2023

Video analytics platform developer, VisualCortex, collaborates with technology partner, Weights & Biases, to automate and reproduce its ML model training practices

SYDNEY and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — VisualCortex ÔÇô the Video Intelligence Platform connecting computer vision’s potential to real-world business outcomes ÔÇô has adopted Weights & Biases‘ developer-first MLOps platform to systemize its end-to-end training process for Machine Learning (ML) models.

As foundational beta users of Weights & Biases recently-released ‘Launch’ module for automating ML workflows, VisualCortex’s ML team collaborated with Weights & Biases’ product team to help produce a scalable process for seamlessly managing and deploying training runs.

“Working closely with the Weights & Biases team, we’ve been able to provide feedback that’s been received with genuine thanks and then actually incorporated into their product ÔÇô which is both rare and pleasing,” said VisualCortex Head of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Mike Seddon. “At VisualCortex, quickly delivering highly-accurate ML models, which can be reliably deployed into commercial environments, is a key differentiator for us and our clients in a competitive marketplace. To do that, we need to automate our training processes, easily determine which approaches are yielding the best results, and maximize the utilization of our ML training infrastructure at all times.”

“Weights & Biases is empowering us to efficiently execute and scale our training workloads, which enables us to get the most out of the hardware we use too,” said VisualCortex Co-Founder and CEO, Patrick Elliott. “We’ve integrated Weights & Biases into our core model training workflow as a source of truth and auditability. We can evaluate and compare many different model runs, perform sweeps to find data augmentations, and easily orchestrate disparate sets of compute nodes.

“We now have a robust ML model training process, which allows us to produce ÔÇô and continually improve ÔÇô highly accurate computer-vision-based insights for our clients. With Weights & Biases’ help, VisualCortex has the repeatable framework needed to bring video analytics into the mainstream.”

Weights & Biases VP of Product, Phil Gurbacki, said that gathering transparent product feedback from organizations training production-ready ML models was critical.

“Gathering input from professionals in the field ÔÇô who are attempting to push the boundaries of ML model training, testing and deployment ÔÇô is an important feedback loop for us,” said Gurbacki. “The team at Weights & Biases is proud to be helping VisualCortex develop and deliver market-leading models for people and vehicle-centric uses cases, including real-time object detection and action recognition, across a range of industries ÔÇô from retail and commercial real estate, to car park management, smart cities and transport.”

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About VisualCortex

VisualCortex is making video data actionable in the enterprise. Its Video Intelligence Platform provides the stability and flexibility to productionize computer vision technology at scale. Able to be used for any video analytics use case in any industry, VisualCortex’s production-ready cloud-based environment transforms video assets into analyzable streams of data.

The VisualCortex platform delivers the artificial intelligence smarts, governance and usability, enabling organizations to connect any number of video streams, repositories and use existing commodity hardware. An intuitive user interface, out-of-the-box reporting, range of configurations and integrations empower non-technical people to produce, analyze and act on insights derived from computer vision throughout the enterprise. Organizations can easily combine these AI-generated video insights with other data sources and systems to facilitate both real-time operations and strategic analysis. The VisualCortex Model Store also provides a secure marketplace for customers, partners and independent machine learning experts to share quality controlled computer vision models. 

For more information, visit www.visualcortex.com

About Weights & Biases

Weights & Biases is the leading developer-first MLOps platform that provides enterprise-grade, end-to-end MLOps workflow to accelerate ML activities. Used by over 500k ML practitioners ÔÇô including teams at OpenAI, Lyft, Blue River Technology, and Toyota ÔÇô Weights & Biases is part of the new standard of best practices for machine learning.

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Lachlan James, VisualCortex Chief Marketing Officer, on +61 (0)431 835 658 or lachlan.james@visualcortex.com 

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