Synthetic Image Training Datasets for Conflict Zone Analysis
2019-12-29, 12:00–12:30, Art-and-Play Stage

artist talk and Q&A 30min


This talk will present VFRAME, an open source computer vision toolkit for human rights researchers, and the new synthetic data generation tools. Because creating image training datasets is expensive or in some cases impossible due to lack of imagery, photorealistic synthetic data can be used to simulate real imagery. VFRAME uses this technique to create highly specific object detection models that facilitate visual analysis of millions of videos from Syria, Yemen, and Sudan.