Interesting prompt today came out of Google’s US7,580,568 “Methods and Systems for Identifying an Image as a Representative Image for an Article”. Thanks, Steven Arnold for his blog post and Overflight service. Google’s patent gave me context to think about existing product IP in the organizations and this is related to Image recognition technologies. PLM technologies are moving forward, but even if everybody will move to full 3D since tomorrow (which is not going to happen), organizations have lots of 2D data. To find good technology to convert this 2D data to something available can be a big deal in my view.
Just my thoughts… Best, Oleg