The modern-day software to protect against fraud, track down criminals and confirm identities is among one of the 21st century’s most powerful tools, and it’s called face recognition.
In 2019, the face recognition market was estimated at over $3.6 billion. This number continues to grow, with a predicted $8.5 billion in revenue by 2025, with various governmental and commercial applications ranging from security and health to banking and retail, among thousands of others.
The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system.
Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union (EU). The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.
World cups, league tournaments, Grand Slams and Super Bowl! It’s safe to say that the buzz around sports is never-ending. However, the prevailing situation is a challenging run for sports and fans, alike. There has been a steep slump in viewership over the last couple of months. ESPN’s viewership has dropped by 50%, while the NBA has seen a 14% decline in viewership contrasted to 2019.
The current pandemic has affected many sections of the sports media due to social distancing measures and government-imposed restrictions.
Nonetheless, sports fans across the world seem to be eagerly awaiting their next game. A study conducted by Forbes about sports fans showed that though there has been a lack of live games, fans are as hopeful as ever. For instance, the Green Bay Packers that compete in the NFL have a season-ticket waiting list with 137,000 people.
This brings up the inquiry – how can sporting leagues and broadcasters improvise to keep fans at the centre and what role can technology play when it comes to fan engagement?
Guillaume Sanchez (AI R & D Engineer, Hexaglobe) shows how video and media content can be transformed/enhanced using image enhancement, style transfer, inpainting, style matching and other new techniques.