Geo Owl Selected by Innovare’s Aspire Program to Create Video Captioning A.I.

August 26, 2021, Press Release

Geo Owl was selected by Innovare, a partnership amongst the Air Force Research Laboratory and other New York based organizations, to improve video captioning technology. Along with a handful of other industry, university, and government partners, Geo Owl will assist Innovare’s Aspire program to “Create a near-real-time scene captioning artificial intelligence algorithm for use in full motion streaming video analysis, automatically capturing unique, anomalous or unexpected context; emphasis is on raw, live or otherwise unanalyzed video.” According to the Innovare website.

Geo Owl has provided full motion video analysis to various military and government customers including the United States Air Force, Special Operations Command, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency since 2013. In addition, Geo Owl has built an in-house intelligence collection and distribution software, Patternflows which can be leveraged to assist with captioning video footage. The Aspire program will rely on Geo Owl’s vast operational and software development expertise for input on the AI algorithm capabilities and the technology usability.  

Innovare hosted a summit on August 18 and 19th to coordinate relationships and launch the Aspire series. You can watch Day 2 of the Aspire Summit here.

In a statement from Geo Owl CEO Nick Smith “Innovare is aiming high by looking to solve the ISR video problem. Other programs with massive investment have come up short. Involving our expert team in the process will enable people with real world operational knowledge to have a say in what the ultimate outcome is. Paired with our Patternflows technology, the odds of producing an operationally relevant and useful AI technology increases drastically.”

Patternflows is a patent pending technology that improves the way intelligence is collected, stored, and disseminated. The technology consists of an Open API structure which is strategically aligned with the DoD’s focus on data usability and interoperability for the future. The technology can be used for any intelligence observation and when used for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, increases productivity by 130% compared to current methods. Data is collected in a way which allows for a vast expansion of spatial data which results in five hundred times the spatial data when compared to other methods. This vast expansion of information and the clean, open data architecture is what enables powerful Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning processes. The intelligence information is distributed via a web application or feeds into other sources such as maps, dashboards or analytics tools via the API which enable other intelligence stakeholders to access information in near real time.

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About Innovare: Innovare’s Mission is to build a magnetic ecosystem in which the world’s leading scientific and entrepreneurial talent tackle the country’s greatest challenges to national security and economic competitiveness. At Innovare Advancement Center, we act with urgency and intention across organizational boundaries to converge diverse capabilities in the strategic priority areas of AI/ML, neuromorphic computing, nanoelectronics, quantum, and unmanned aerial systems to tackle specific technical challenges. By doing so, we deliver high-impact, performance-ready capabilities that enhance American competitiveness through diversified commercialization pathways.

You can learn more about the Innovare organization and Aspire program at https://www.innovare.org/aspire.

About Geo Owl: Geo Owl is a geospatial technology, services, and solutions provider headquartered in North Carolina and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. They have supported the Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Intelligence Community since 2013 and have been recognized by Inc. 500, the US Department of Labor and are an SBA verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business. Geo Owl currently supplies Geospatial, Information Technology, and Intelligence services to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the United States Army, and the Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC).

Learn more about Geo Owl and Patternflows at www.GeoOwl.com