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Platform News and Updates

May 5, 2022 Update Notes

New features

Semantic segmentation

You can now label, train and deploy semantic segmentation models!
Semantic segmentation classifies each pixel in an image that matches a defined label. These models do not track unique instances of objects, so they are not recommended for counting/tracking unique items. Rather, these models are useful for calculating the coverage area of defined objects within a frame.
Why Use Semantic Segmentation?
Semantic segmentation models typically are more performant than instance segmentation models as they are not classifying unique labels for each detection and instead are painting all instances of a defined object. Common uses for semantic segmentation segmentation include:
  • Autonomous vehicles: Self driving cars need low latency and pixel accuracy to ensure the vehicles stay on the road, obey traffic laws and avoid collisions.
  • Precision assembly: Combining robotics with semantic segmentation models allows users to pin-point the location of materials in a frame and pass those coordinates along for a robot to take action.
  • Calculating area: When properly calibrated, semantic segmentation models can help users understand how much of a frame is covered by a defined object with pixel perfect accuracy, enabling a large range of use cases from measuring the movement and growth of wildfires all of the way down to measuring the growth of bacterial colonies in lab environments.
Read more about utilizing instance and semantic segmentation models.

Improvements and bug fixes

Model training: We've made improvements, optimizations, and fixed some issues related to model training.
Storage usage: We've fixed an issue with storage usage reporting and have also made it easier to see your current usage compared to your billable usage in the Billing details:

April 5, 2022 Update Notes

We are excited to share the notes for our April release of the Plainsight vision AI platform. This update includes support for training new model types, UI improvements and updates to our billing and pricing.
Along with updates to our Enterprise vision AI platform, we’ll be launching new On-Demand features over the coming weeks to streamline deployment and adoption of Plainsight’s intuitive computer vision solutions.
We’d love to hear what you think about these new features and hear about your experience with the Plainsight vision AI platform. Join the official Plainsight Slack channel to connect directly with the Plainsight team.


  • Free Labels: Accelerate the creation of robust datasets with free unlimited labels.
  • Large File Format Support: Faster loading speed for large and high resolution datasets and/or projects with a large number of labels.
  • Zoom and Pan: Improved pan and scroll mouse interactions for more accurate labeling.


  • Mobile Model Training and Download*: Train and download TFLite models specifically designed and optimized for mobile devices including iOS and Android phones and tablets. Read about how to train TensorFlow Lite mobile models.
*Plainsight Enterprise Feature Only. Contact us for more information.
  • Training and Inferencing with Tiled Images: Slice high-resolution images into tiles in order to detect small objects. Tiled models take image tiles as inputs, creates inferences on each tile, stitches the original image back together, and returns detections for the image as a whole. Read more about how to use tiling.
  • Regression Models: Label and train models to predict values in images such as an object size, age, or weight. Read about how to train a regression model in our walk-through guide.

Terms and Pricing

  • Labels Are Now Free and Unlimited: Stop worrying about cost-per-label pricing and create richer datasets for high-performance models.
  • $100 in Credits: Jump-start your next computer vision project with $100 in credits that let you explore each section of our vision AI platform.
  • Plainsight On-Demand: With pay-as-you-go pricing, explore our full vision AI platform and pay only for usage and functionality that fits your needs.
Read about our new Usage and Pricing.

Documentation Updates