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AI Visual Search

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What is AI Visual Search?

AI Visual Search is one of Canto's unique add-on features.

Unlike other solutions – which require for you to meticulously tag and label your assets – AI Visual Search analyzes the visual data in your image and video assets, and maps them based on the following categories.

  • Subjects and objects in the scene
  • Actions performed
  • Time of day
  • Emotion
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Colors
  • Perspective

This detailed breakdown, combined with AI-powered ability to understand natural language, allows you to find the perfect visuals for any project within seconds. Instead of having to remember file names or specific metadata entries, you can simply describe the content you are looking for as you would to a colleague. Whether you are looking for a "video of a woman rocking a baby to sleep", "images that convey a sense of tranquility", or just want the search to "show me pictures of people wearing red backpacks in the mountains", our industry-leading AI will quickly scan your entire Main Library and retrieve relevant photos and videos.

Canto AI Visual Search will not only let you discover content right when you need it, but also help ensure that your library is consistent and well maintained. It can quickly identify untagged content, and add organization-specific metadata to assets, either in bulk or individually. It is also able to detect blurry, non-compliant, or off-brand assets – ensuring a high-quality, consistent customer experience across every touchpoint.


How do I access AI Visual Search?

The best way to fully experience the capabilities of this extremely powerful tool is by experimenting with your search terms and discovering all that it can do for you.

If you are interested in enabling AI Visual Search for your account, do not hesitate to reach out to your Account Manager. Alternatively, you can submit a support request, and our capable customer service team will answer any questions you might have.

If AI Visual Search has already been added to your account, and you are wondering how to start using it, please visit the article How to: Find assets using AI Visual Search.


How does AI Visual Search handle my data?

AI Visual Search is powered by Canto's proprietary AI, which ensures that no information is shared with a third party, and your assets never leave your Canto account storage. All of Canto's security and compliance standards are maintained when you use AI Visual Search, and you always have full control over the safety of your assets. When Canto's AI maps the visual data of your image and video assets, it never receives access to the original files, and instead works in a self-contained environment. To further ensure the confidentiality of your data, the AI will not process any audio, text-based documents, or presentations.

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