Google’s latest AI doesn’t need geotags to figure out a photo’s location

(Wikimedia) Tweet Share Google’s latest deep-learning program can figure out where a photo was taken just by looking at it. The program, called PlaNet, was trained to recognize locations based on details in a photo by looking at over 90 million geotagged images taken from the internet. That means, for instance, that PlaNet can determine a particular photo was taken in Paris because it recognizes the Eiffel Tower. But most humans can do that too. What sets PlaNet apart is that it can use its deep-learning techniques to determine the locations of photos without distinctive landmarks, like the random roads and houses below. Images from PlaNet research paper The team behind PlaNet, which was led by software engineer Tobias Weyand, tested the program by taking 2.3 million geotagged images culled from…


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