Forbidden Technologies Partners With Veritone for AI

Forbidden Technologies, the developer and seller, of the Blackbird cloud video platform, has established a technology alliance with Veritone. Under the new alliance, Forbidden will integrate its revolutionary Blackbird codec and cloud video platform with Veritone aiWARETM, an Operating System for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Application developers, such as Forbidden Technologies, can quickly integrate their applications with aiWARE and immediately inherit the ability to recognize languages, faces, objects and logos from audio and video files. By adopting the aiWARE operating system, which is constantly growing in the depth and breadth of its cognitive processing power, applications will automatically improve the speed and accuracy of their offering, providing continuous value for their users.

This new solution will utilize the existing power of Blackbird Ascent and Blackbird Forte to optimize operational workflows. End users are being stretched by consumers demand for fast turnaround and multi-platform delivery, as well as increasing legislation. Veritone employs AI to orchestrate multiple cognitive engines to automate the generation of metadata to enrich content, improve visibility and permit operational teams to focus on monetizing their content without the need for labor intensive manual data entry.

Forbidden CEO, Ian McDonough says: “The capabilities of AI platforms are evolving rapidly, and multiple additional revenue streams are unlocked for our customers by the huge wealth of data they can expose. We need to partner with companies that have a strong vision for intelligently guiding content through the most suitable engines for our customers’ desired workflows.
Blackbird’s value is to make use of this data, optimizing existing workflows to maximize the content’s value.”

“Veritone provides a trusted operating system for AI that empowers innovative companies, like Forbidden Technologies, to deliver actionable insights from previously unstructured data sources,” says Andy Brinck, Vice President, Worldwide Channels at Veritone. “We’re thrilled to see Forbidden’s Blackbird video platform leverage these capabilities to offer increased value to their customers.”