OrionStar Wins Challenge to Recognize One Million Celebrity Faces with Artificial Intelligence

BEIJING, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beijing OrionStar Technology Co., Ltd. (“OrionStar”), a China-based artificial intelligence company with which Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) (“Cheetah Mobile”) has entered into an investment agreement, recently ranked number one in the “MS-Celeb-1M” challenge, a competition to recognize and identify images of one million celebrities in a pre-set database. The challenge was organized by Microsoft Research (MSR) for a workshop at ICCV 2017, the world’s premier international computer vision event. Researchers at MSR published the first MS-Celeb-1M dataset, comprising images of real-life celebrities, in June 2016 to encourage the development of advanced facial recognition technologies. At the same time, they launched the first MS-Celeb-1M facial recognition challenge. Participants in the challenge are tasked with using a dataset provided by MSR as training data to develop an image recognition system capable of recognizing one million celebrities. To evaluate the results, a subset of celebrities was selected from MSR’s one-million celebrity list. Images of those celebrities were then carefully labelled and organized into two sets: a “random” set, in which one image is randomly selected for each celebrity from the labelled images; and a “hard” set, which includes the labelled image from each celebrity that is…


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