An Algorithm Watches ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Trailer and Tries to Identify What It Sees

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Lasse Korsgaard and Andreas Refsgaard from Støj, a creative studio that makes use of coding for its projects, have made “An algorithm watching a movie trailer” which as its name implies, is a computer algorithm that watches and analyzes a movie trailer. The first example Korsgaard and Refsgaard have used is the trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. The algorithm attempts to identify everything it sees on screen.

Object detection is the process of identifying specific objects such as persons, cars and chairs in digital images or video. For most humans this task requires little effort regardless of how the objects may vary in different sizes, scales and rotations or whether they are partially obstructed from view. For long these tasks have been difficult for computers to solve, but recent developments have shown impressive improvements in accuracy and speed, even while detecting multiple objects in the same image.

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