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S3EP13: The Three Waves of Computer Vision

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S3EP13: The Three Waves of Computer Vision
October 18, 2023

S3EP13: The Three Waves of Computer Vision

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Wayne Arvidson, Global Director, Market Development & Strategy at Dell Technologies.

Wayne Arvidson

Wayne Arvidson

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Episode Transcript

How has computer vision evolved and what is its potential at the edge? In this conversation, Host Bill Pfeifer sits down with Wayne Arvidson, Global Director, Market Development & Strategy at Dell Technologies, to discuss in depth. They dive into five key themes in computer vision use cases, discussing personnel and facility safety, operational efficiency, personal experience, sustainability and revenue enhancement. They also consider whether we will have data marts down the road, and the role of generative AI.


Key Quotes:

“The thing that people are looking for from computer vision, they're looking for real time situational awareness. Whether that's from a safety perspective, whether it's from an operations perspective, doesn't matter. And the only way to do that is it's got to sit at the edge. I've got to be ingesting it, processing it, managing it there at the edge. I've got to be where that physical world meets the digital world.”

“There's a lot of information in there that's untapped. As we see the power of edge compute increase, as we see this federated approach to how we work with these edge-based solutions, we're going to start seeing a lot more integration of that information together.”


Show Timestamps:

(01:10) How Wayne got started in technology

(04:51) Wayne’s experience through three technology inflections

(13:49) Wayne’s move into computer vision

(16:17) Defining computer vision

(18:00) Computer vision and the edge

(20:18) Five key themes in computer vision use cases

(20:30) Personnel and facility safety use cases

(22:55) Personal experience use cases

(24:13) Operational efficiency use cases

(26:20) Sustainability use cases

(27:32) Revenue enhancement use cases

(30:14) Making computer vision enhancing, instead of an invasion of privacy

(35:10) Value in data that we may not have thought of yet

(38:36) Will we have a data mart?

(42:40) Generative AI and the edge

(45:23) The next five years



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Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko and Eric Platenyk.



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Learn more from Wayne:

Seeing The Bigger Picture: Transforming Data Insights into Increased Profitability and Growth - Vlog

Beyond the Platform: An Outcome Driven Computer Vision Strategy - Webinar