AI Collaborative Network #2

Full house at Lot 14 on North Terrace in Adelaide. A great opportunity to collaborate with other AI researchers, developers and business people. Looking forward to hear the presentations. Happy Launch Day Kognat.

Gamurs AI using computer vision and AI to analyse game play footage to improve the performance of e sports teams

Detecting subterranean vapour and liquid on Mars using ML on remote imaging and how it relates to wind patterns.

Great demo on containers and queues for non HPC based training by Adam from IBM

Frontier microscopy using “Marvin” rotobotic microscope and AI to detect asbestos in microscope samples of air filters to determine health risks. Well worth automating.

Great panel discussion

Higher Quality Masks

We have been training with segmentation rather than instance segmentation. Meaning that all the “people ” appear in one layer rather than each person split into their own layer.

The upside it is near pixel accurate on a 1080p canvas.

The downside is that it takes a couple of minutes a frame to calculate , it can be GPU accelerated given enough GPU memory and we know the requirement is more than a 4Gb card can provide.

We hope to make this available to the public within a fortnight.

Above is a screenshot of the script in Foundry’s Nuke . The deep purple node is carrying the neural network’s load the other nodes are coloring the background green.


I hope you enjoy some holiday footage from 2012.

EDIT: 16th November 2018

Here are some more samples

White Paper: Rough Roto Using AI

Please take time to read and share the following article about how the Rotobot OpenFX Plugin for Foundry Nuke (and others) is intended to be used in its current incarnation.

It is taken from the point of view of a visual effect process where there are multiple people in an upstream department completing the work of creating rotoscoped footage and people waiting on the work to an intermediate standard until the downstream department can start this work. Rotobot can make this wait time from days into minutes, using a few licenses and ordinary CPU based render farm resource.

Rotobot AI Based Masks from Kognat Software


Kognat Launches Rotobot Alpha

On Saturday the 28th of April the Alpha Test of the OpenFX Plugin called Rotobot Mask RCNN started, to get results like the video above in about 12 seconds a frame from Nuke or similar, without a green screen contact us about trialing the plugin for 64bit Linux. (Update macOS also available, Second Update Windows also available)