▼ Scroll to Site ▼

What Is Machine Learning as a Service?

Learn more about machine learning and AI at Streaming Media's next event.

Watch Jun Heider's complete presentation, VES103. Enhancing Media with Machine Learning in 2019, in the Streaming Media Conference Video Portal.

Read the complete transcript of this clip:

Jun Heider: When I say machine learning, it's a subset of AI. So, when we think of AI, AI is a broader topic, where I'm a robot, okay? But you don't know that because I passed the Turing Test.

AI is all about the machine having human-like traits, all those things. Machine learning is a subset of that. And machine learning is all about "Hey, I have A, and I want outcome B."

The thing to keep in mind with machine learning is it's geared towards those really quick decisions. And there's a very good quote here, from Andrew Ng, who is prominent in the AI space: "If a typical person can do a mental task with less than one second of thought, we can automate it using AI."

So, for instance, if we have a picture, and we want to say "Hey, is there a cat in that picture," that's a good use case. If we have a picture and you wanted to have somebody give a report on their feelings behind it and you know, the quality of the picture, and where they may have seen other pictures, that might not necessarily be a good use case for machine learning.

The final thing I want to touch on is MLaaS, machine learning as a service. The nice thing is, there's a number of vendors out there right now that provide machine learning services so that you don't have to build them from scratch, because data science is a tricky thing, building your own networks is a tricky thing, so if there's something out there that you can leverage, go do it.

Streaming Covers
Free
for qualified subscribers
Subscribe Now Current Issue Past Issues
Related Articles

Video Compression for Machines: The Next Frontier

Self-driving cars will see the road for you, and MPEG is working on standards for machine-to-machine video creation and consumption for the AI-powered neural networks that will make it happen.

Video: Audio Analysis and Machine Learning for Video

RealEyes Media CTO Jun Heider discusses audio-specific machine learning services, from speech-to-text to sentiment analysis in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: How to Make MLaaS Work for You

Will MLaaS work for you? Depends on the kind of content you have, how you're using it, and the type of results you need, as RealEyes' Jun Heider explains in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: What's the Difference Between Machine Learning and AI?

Microsoft's Andy Beach and IBM/Watson Media's Ethan Dreilinger break down the differences between machine learning and AI in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Key Considerations When Choosing a Video AI Platform

RealEyes Director of Technology Jun Heider discusses the importance of internal self-assessment and which use-case elements to consider when choosing a platform for video AI in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Tips for Getting Started with Video AI Platforms

RealEyes Director of Technology Jun Heider outlines the first steps in choosing an AI platform in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2018.