I am pleased to announce the BRIAR (Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range) collection campaign.
The objective of BRIAR is to collect videos of subjects far away in order to improve the state of the art in visual biometrics. Biometrics is the study of identifying people using their unique physical and behavioral characteristics, such as their face or walking style. This problem is especially challenging at long ranges due to the variability of clothing that people wear, the low resolution of videos at long ranges and distortion of the videos due to atmospheric turbulence.
The BRIAR campaign will be collecting videos of subjects to support biometric research, including face, body, and gait recognition, from multiple ranges and elevations. This will involve collecting videos of you and your partner from far away with different clothes for each video. We will also be collecting face and body scans to model your unique physical characteristics.
I am pleased to share that our collection campaigns have been enthusiastically adopted by collectors around the world. The PIP campaign collected over one million videos from collectors like you, and these videos are being used by AI research labs around the world to improve the state of the art in visual AI research. We have worked hard to provide you with interesting campaigns to contribute to visual AI research, and the enthusiasm of the collector community has been a strong validation of our tools and methodology.
The BRIAR campaign will be performed over the next seven months. Due to the overwhelming support of the collector community, we currently have a backlog of interested collectors to join us. However, we want to continue working with you. If you are interested in joining the waitlist, please contact @LeanneTwine and @Manassehattwine and you will be notified when a collector spot opens.
On behalf of the visual AI research community and the Collector team, I thank you for all of your contributions so far, and I look forward to a bright 2022.