Amazon Ukrainians used instead of artificial intelligence

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Photo: Ring

Ukrainian engineers manually has watched video from surveillance cameras in the smart home Amazon due to shortcomings in the software. This publication reports The Intercept, citing a source familiar with the working processes of the company.

According to the interlocutor of the edition, in 2016 the Ukrainian developers have access to unlimited cloud storage Amazon S3, where you store all the videos shot by the devices controlled by Amazon company Ring all over the world. The video zatserkovny since the guide Ring did not want to spend money on the implementation of the encoding. In addition, the Ukrainian staff provided a database that correlates each video with a specific user Ring.

The interviewee noted that the company opened engineers access to videos due to shortcomings in the software. Operators manually checking out and mark objects on the record, because the system is not able to do it samostotelno.. Data manual marking had to be used to train the recognition algorithm, however, the Ring still continues to hire people to process the video manually.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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