Google API Aimed at Enabling Apps to Understand Image Content

Google said its Cloud Vision API, available in preview mode, will allow developers to create apps that can see and understand image content. Google released a new API that it says will allow developers to build applications that can see and understand the content of images.Google’s Cloud Vision API is available in limited preview mode and leverages the company’s expertise in machine learning, especially with technologies such as the recently open-sourced TensorFlow.In a blog post this week, Google Product Manager Ram Ramanathan described Cloud Vision API as an easy-to-use representational state transfer (REST) programming interface that integrates elements of Google’s machine learning technology.Developers can use the API to write apps that will be capable of classifying images into different categories, detecting faces and emotions, and recognizing printed words inside images.…


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