Google’s Cloud Vision takes image recognition to the next level

Google has thrown another new AI tool into its developer’s box in the form of its Cloud Vision API. The beta release of Cloud Vision, which had been available in limited preview since last December, is the latest in a flurry of AI-related announcements from Silicon Valley giants, as Google goes head to head with companies like Microsoft and IBM in a race to dominate this emerging niche. Google’s Cloud Vision API brings the concept of machine learning to images for the first time. Using the tool, developers can build applications and robots that are capable of recognizing image content for the first time. For example, show it a picture of a banana and the bot will call it what it is. Alternatively, you could tell your robot to single…


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