DailyDirt: Artificial Intelligence Is Starting To See Things Now
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Artificial intelligence projects have gotten more attention over the past few years as some major milestones have been achieved and point to a promising future for AI (or cognitive computing or whatever we want to call it now). Software is getting better and better at recognizing what we’re writing and saying… and now it’s getting better at seeing what we’re up to. Check out a few of these projects where computers are identifying visual images and correctly identifying a wide variety of things.
- Microsoft Research has bested its AI competitors at the 6th annual ImageNet image recognition competition — with a classification error rate of just 3.5 percent (down from >24% in 2011). Perhaps someday these algorithms will be able to replace volunteer humans who currently classify various objects for other people. [url]
- Facebook’s image recognition software can identify a surprising number of objects and activities. A semi-automated Facebook M might be more efficient or helpful than a pure AI or a pure human service, but it may be difficult to surpass the human standard (unless compared to a cable company’s customer service). [url]
- MIT researchers working on a system designed to recognize specific scenes — also gained the ability to identify objects without explicit programming to do so. Computer vision is improving significantly, and it’s starting to piece together visual context in a similar way we do, but without us telling it how we do it. [url]
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