Google Images Photo Recognition

Image recognition is the next big hurdle that computers need to surmount. An application that could break down an image and recognize certain characteristics (colors, arrangement, etc.) and “understand” what it’s seeing is the next step. By analyzing color composition, an app could be able to distinguish a tulip from a sunflower.

The applications would be incredible. Coupled with the convenience of camera phones, the possibilities would be endless. Imagine snapping a picture of a plant on your phone, sending that to a search engine like Google and receiving a result in a few seconds, just like a text search. “Plant: Poison ivy” is Google’s response.

Pretty handy, huh?

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