I am a little confused, because they are devoting more effort to this AI stuff than to anything else, and the AI is primarily about improving their original/current product and software. Being a tester for all of this AI stuff nearly since it came out, I can definitely attest to seeing huge improvements in the detection basically every month or at least every other month. Huge improvements. The pet detection got astronomically better. The system used to tag all my cats and the racoons as persons, and it happened less and less. Then only my black cat was a person, then that cut in half, then it was only a couple of times a day, now it’s only a couple of times a week. Going from every single video of all my cats being tagged as persons…we’re talking DOZENS of times every day (and I had Alexa announcing false person detection announcements to me and my family dozens of times a day constantly because of our cats…and I mean multiple times per hour), to suddenly 0 times for all but one of my cats (the black one), and that one only a couple times a week is LOTS of progress, especially for an AI. And that’s just the difference for that one feature. Packages have gotten way improved. Person detection has gotten so good for me that I bought extra subscriptions for my outside cams.
I am not saying it is perfect by any means, but progress? I absolutely have personally witnessed HUGE measurable changes in detection as I’ve constantly tested. I don’t work for Wyze or anything like that at all, and I criticize them where criticism is due, but I definitely can’t say they aren’t constantly and actively working on making this original current Wyze Cam product better. I have definitely witnessed huge improvements. I follow all the other AI announcement threads, and they are exciting and making tons of progress.
I also fully agree that they have a lot of improvements to still work on, even with this AI stuff, I am frustrated we aren’t given the option to detect all AI things, but only get notifications for certain AI things. For example, maybe I want it to detect my pets, or cars, but only notify me of people or packages (or detect everything, but only notify about pets). Then I can still get events tagged and filtered, without notifications except for the one thing I want a notification for. It doesn’t seem to work right that way…but I am confident these things will get worked out.
Anyway, I totally understand being frustrated. Submissions really are helpful though, I promise. I have definitely seen improvement. Like I said, it doesn’t happen all at once…the AI needs lots of similar examples over time, and I don’t think they immediately submit them all to it’s database, so it happens in batches over long stretches of time, but they definitely have several employees fully dedicated to just this one thing, and I’ve been impressed with what they’re doing and the updates they’re giving. Having some coding experience myself, I know it goes way slower than we’d all like, but it really is getting somewhere. I witnessed absolutely concrete differences just in 2021 alone…and thank heavens for that or my wife would kill me if we were still getting 2 dozen or more “Person detected” announcements…it was especially funny if a cat layed down on the porch and we just got repeated detection announcements over and over again until someone went to pull the cat inside. We don’t have those issues anymore.
All I’m saying is, they definitely are working on the current original product improvements and such. That’s what all this is directly about.