Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 | Page 26

NEWS Virgin Media Business and partnership to accelerate communications adoptio 8x8, a leading integrated cloud communications platform, has announced a partnership with Virgin Media Business, one of the UK’s largest business data network providers and supplier of business communications solutions to more than 50,000 UK businesses. The partnership will allow Virgin Media Business to extend its voice and unified comms portfolio sector, enterprise and S with a host of new cloud integrated communicat covering voice, video, ch centre solutions. Joining forces with 8x8 e Business to tap into the cloud communications m FLIR releases thermal ima machine vision testing FLIR Systems has announced the availability of its first European thermal imaging regional dataset and the third in a series of thermal imaging datasets for machine vision testing. Designed to help researchers, developers and auto manufacturers enhance and accelerate work on safety, advanced driver assistance-systems (ADAS), automatic emergency braking (AEB) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems, the dataset features thousands of annotated thermal images of daytime, nighttime and various weather scenarios from six cities across Europe. The new European regional dataset includes image annotations captured in London (England), Paris (France), Madrid, Toledo, Granada and Malaga (Spain). Collected with FLIR thermal and RGB cameras to identify various attributes of city landscapes, the dataset contains a total of 3,895 annotated thermal images to increase testing and evolving convolutional neural networks (CNN). The images were taken in a variety of driving environments in each city, including various lighting and weather conditions. Similar to the previously released thermal imaging datasets for San Francisco, California and Santa Barbara, California, the European dataset includes image annotations for cars, other vehicles types, people, bicycles and signs. 14 INTELLIGENTCIO