Cloud Version Of A Big AI Platform Earns IBC’s ‘Best Of Show’


Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE™ for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, has caught the world’s attention — and they like what they see. The product earned the coveted Best of Show Award at IBC2017 in Amsterdam, a key convention for broadcast media tech purveyors and innovators.

Award criteria included innovation, feature set, ease of use, versatility and value/ROI.

By integrating Veritone’s multiengine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis brings cloud analytics to on-premise data.

Users can now leverage leading-edge cognitive services and applications to extract new value from their video and audio content, including massive stores of archived content that cannot easily be moved to the cloud.

Situating powerful AI processing behind corporate firewalls, the Quantum-Veritone solution is designed for companies with significant investments in on-premise storage and/or specific latency, cost or security requirements for cloud storage.

“With aiWARE for Xcellis, media companies can maximize the value of their content to drive greater business success,” Quantum says. For example, a media company can create more customized video-on-demand offerings through robust metadata tagging of existing content.

Additionally, the tool can provide better ROI data to sponsors by identifying where and how often logos, as well as spoken and text brand integrations, appear in broadcast media and redistributed clips.

Keith Lissak, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment Solutions Marketing at Quantum, said, “Metadata tagging has traditionally been a manual, time-consuming process, making it cost-prohibitive to capture anything more than basic information for large-scale stored content. By enabling fast, automated tagging and cognitive analysis, aiWARE for Xcellis overcomes this challenge and allows users to extract dramatically more value from their digital assets. The Best of Show Award speaks to the power of this Quantum-Veritone integrated solution, and we look forward to extending its benefits across the media industry.”