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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2020

IBM i OpenCV

In order to make effective use of python on IBM i, porting of OpenCV, which is growing in demand, is required


Use Case:

Improve business efficiency by performing systematic customer recognition using face recognition and systematic product inspection using product image analysis using OpenCV


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 26, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. We agree with CEAC's reasoning. Making RPM packages available makes the system more open to easily using open source options such as this one.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    OpenCV (Open Computer Vision Library) is the underlying code for many computer vision open-source packages and used with IBM Vision Insights (formerly called PowerAI vision) product set. By having OpenCV as an option in the IBM i RPM package would help the SMB customers more easily adopt AI for their businesses, both technically and financially.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM