Valossa, an Oulu, Finland-based developer of AI- and voice-powered deep content video search technology, raised $650k in seed funding.
Backers included Butterfly Ventures.
Valossa provides a descriptive search engine (Valossa Search) for video, which enables natural, verbose and flexible querying for voice-controlled movie services and entertainment platforms.
The technology is capable of analyzing video streams in real-time to identify more than one thousand concepts (e.g. places and objects) from any video stream. This enables automated scene descriptive metadata creation for content production, real-time video content discovery applications and contextual advertising.
The platform actually understands the contents of video files themselves through a combination of natural language processing and pattern recognition AI while its smart search can identify conditional and chained voice commands (not currently possible with Apple® Siri® and other voice-powered search assistants).
Cross-platform with Mac® OS, Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®, Valossa’s server-side technology enables virtually identical functionality to the newly announced Apple® TV OS for any system provider, and more. It also integrates with all leading voice platform vendors, such as Amazon®, Apple, Google® and Microsoft®.