By looking at the word Rekognition you would feel as if it is a wrongly spelled word 🙂 It is nothing but an awesome gift from Amazon to us.
First let us see some background, I attended a training of Artificial intelligence some days back and in that training, we were shown below picture and were told to recognize what it is:
Within a second everyone said it is an elephant. We can recognize this elephant within seconds because we have years of experience of learning.
Then trainer asked what if a system wants to recognize it within seconds, is it possible? It might be very difficult because if we compare our years of experience with a system’s experience then there is a huge difference, we will have to teach the system to identify what is there in an image.
But the answer of trainer’s question is yes, it is possible with the help of AI. There are millions of images already there on the internet which can be used for Big Data or for AI.
Let us get back to Amazon Rekognition.
It was introduced in re:Invent of Amazon in 2016:
So basically it takes the image as input and returns data which can be used for different analysis purpose.
So what is Amazon Rekognition?
Amazon Rekognition is a service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications.
With Amazon Rekognition you can:
- Detect objects
- Detect scenes
- Detect faces
- Search and compare faces
- Identify inappropriate content in images
Amazon Rekognition provides:
- Object and Scene Detection
- Image Moderation
- Facial Analysis
- Face Comparison
- Facial Recognition
Let us see some use cases for different features of Amazon Rekognition:
Face-Based User Verification:
Searchable Image Library:
Interesting isn’t it?
Below are few screenshots of the actual Amazon Rekognition application:
You can see more details about the API and step by step process here if you want to know more.
It may remind you about the God’s eye from the movie The Fast & furious 7\8. That day is near as well with the rise of AI along with AWS 🙂