Wyze announced they are working toward launching a program called:
“WYZE ANYTHING RECOGNITION”
In short, each individual user will be able to train the AI to recognize ANYTHING we want it to. In the Reddit AMA they also clarified that they have plans to “bring the new model everywhere: Wyze services, devices, etc… in a backend agnostic way and each person will have their own set of models that can be shared. We start small, storing the model in the server first.”
For examples of what you’ll be able to train the AI to do for yourself, watch the video from about 20:23 through 23:40
THAT’S AWESOME!!! It’s virtually limitless. We can [hopefully in the near future] train the AI to recognize any object or nearly any situation, and have those custom detections and alerts specific to our own personal needs!
And we can share that training with others to be able to use too. I am going to train the AI to recognize the difference between when a person is using my swimming pool/in the pool vs not in the pool, and only send me an alert if someone is in the pool so I can make sure they’re okay and there is someone responsible and old enough supervising.
More stuff mentioned about this in the Reddit AMA:
“…it is possible to learn a good customized model for each user & camera with much fewer data due to the recent process of few-shot learning and AutoML.TL;DR version, this time, we want to bring the cutting edge AI technologies more approachable to Wyze customers, and we want you to be able to train your Wyze Cam to recognize things. Stay tuned with us later this year! Something big is coming. ”
I don’t know about you, but with this new revelation about how each individual will be able to create custom detection models for ANYTHING WE WANT, I am super excited and DEFINITELY more than willing to fork over $99/yr for Cam Plus Unlimited (99 licenses) since I can train my cams to recognize and alert to nearly ANYTHING I want for each individual cam.
I was previously thinking about switching some cams to RTSP and running them through Home Assistant plug-ins to be able to do this exact thing (create my own detection training), but if Wyze is going to allow me to do that all with their AI with unlimited cams for just $99/yr ($8.25/mo avg), I am totally sold with sticking with Wyze AI! That’s all incredible news and will be SLAUGHTERING what the competition offers IMO. I am hoping it works out like they’re hoping and planning and I am really excited after getting some of these clarifications of their vision of where they are trying to take all of this, aren’t you?