I have recently written a feature article for DAM News about Artificial Intelligence and how it can be applied to cataloguing digital assets. I have a fairly sceptical attitude towards how effective many of these technologies are, but I have to acknowledge both that end users are interested in them and a lot of effort (as well as time and money) is currently being spent on trying to get decent results as the prize if anyone could ever get them to work properly is obviously well worth having:
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the possibility that some sophisticated software will magically transform all that dry asset cataloguing work into a task that is no more of a chore than loading your washing machine is a subject that seems to never go away in Digital Asset Management. It is easy to see why: if there is a point when it is possible to see new or prospective DAM users become visibly crest-fallen it is the realisation that the software only helps make the job of managing your assets easier, it won’t do it for you. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to look at a number of technologies which have attempted to address this problem through AI and related techniques (and we have covered a few examples on DAM News in the past). This article is a summation of conclusions I have reached as well as some advice.” [Read More]
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