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Valossa to Release Industry's First Complete AI Video Recognition Platform

Valossa AI Enables Real-Time Image and Emotion Detection; Enhanced Metadata Management and Movie Search Using Text and Voice Create New Revenue Engines for Content Owners

OULU, FINLAND and NEW YORK(10 Apr 2017)

Valossa, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-based video identification technology, today announced the release of its Valossa AI product suite, which is the industry’s first complete AI video recognition platform designed for professional broadcast and event-based programming. Valossa AI is capable of analyzing video content in real-time to identify more than one thousand concepts (e.g., people, places, objects and themes) from any video stream. The Valossa technology reaches down into video content to identify it and make it searchable in real-time targeted video-related advertising to building up next-generation personalized, relevant content delivery services.

The Valossa AI suite will be demonstrated at the NAB 2017 show in Las Vegas, from April 24-27 in the Valossa booth #N2935SP-B in the Sprockit start-up demo area of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Valossa AI is comprised of Valossa Core API, a high-level metadata management tool; the Valossa Image Tagger AI, for image tagging; the Valossa Emotion SDK, for emotion and sentiment analysis, and the Valossa Movie Search tool, based on Valossa’s popular demo site,

Valossa AI has been tested globally by leading content producers and distributors, and has been benchmarked in tests that demonstrate superior performance to competing solutions from Google, Clarifai, and Microsoft, among others. Valossa built the first visual AI search skill for Alexa, and has developed a heart-beat detection tool that is part of Valossa AI. 

Valossa AI is capable of analyzing movies and videos in real-time to identify more than one thousand concepts (e.g., places, objects and themes) from any video stream. Based on prime research and essential patents from one of the world’s leading computer vision and AI labs at the University of Oulu in northern Finland, the Valossa AI technology can reach down into video content, identify it and make it searchable in real-time. Valossa’s product also includes a descriptive deep search engine that enables natural, verbose and flexible querying for voice-controlled movie services and entertainment platforms.

“The world has moved into a post-textual modality, with video playing a greater role in our daily communication, and we are applying technology to understand what we are viewing, as much as actually consuming contact,” said Mika Rautiainen, founder and CEO of Valossa. “There are many ways in which machine learning can determine specific details of visual content, and we are now beginning to apply the latest techniques to meet emerging needs of content producers globally.”

Valossa deploys a wide range of computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to extract deep content metadata from video, including frame analysis and multilingual keyword search from speech transcripts and metadata. Valossa’s approach delivers holistic video content descriptions at the scene level as well as descriptive keyword annotation for video overviews.

“We view AI as a significant part of the programmatic advertising industry going forward, and as brands realize the value of serving more contextually relevant content to audiences, solutions such as Valossa AI will deliver greater value,” said Jacques Cazin, CEO of Adways, which provides a cloud-based platform for interactive video. “The era of AI-driven interactive engagement is here, and we see Valossa as a major player in this emerging space.”

Valossa AI offers users a much richer set of analytics, expanding the contextual semantics of video data for what is the most holistic, multi-modal video analysis solution commercially available today.


Valossa, the deep content company, is a leading provider of advanced solutions for AI-based visual content search and recognition. The Valossa technology represents years of prime research and essential patents from the University of Oulu in northern Finland. Valossa is headquartered in Oulu, and maintains offices in New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit the web site at