Top Use Cases for Image and Video Synthetic Data

18 Apr 2023

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The importance of image and video synthetic data is becoming increasingly apparent. A recent Gartner report states that we’re just a few short years away from synthetic data dominating what engineers use to train AI models. In fact, by 2030, synthetic data will constitute more than 95% of data used for training AI models.

Rapidly emerging use cases for image and video synthetic data include object and anomaly detection, 3D simulations, and privacy-preserving dataset creation. These use cases illustrate the expanding opportunities for product leaders to leverage synthetic data, especially in machine learning model development and using synthetic data internally or externally while preserving the privacy constraints of the underlying data.

Synthetic data is proving to be a faster, cost effective and accurate way to train AI in this area versus the alternative of using only vast quantities of real-world, human annotated data. Mindtech’s Chameleon platform was cited as one of the vendors for privacy-focused applications of image, video and asset synthetic data.

The report contains a host of further consumer and vendor examples, including Chameleon’s successful training of AI to recognise a model for body pose, gaze estimation and facial expression estimation for general use cases in home and corporate electronics applications, as well as to identify threatening, dangerous, or unusual behaviours in security camera footage to escalate for human intervention.

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*Gartner, “Emerging Tech: Top Use Cases for Image and Video Synthetic Data” September 21, 2022.

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