Google’s New AI Can Tell Where Your Photo Was Taken Without Using Geotags

Image via Adam Bautz/FlickrIn case you didn’t already feel like Google was a creepy stalker, its artificial intelligence tools are rapidly crossing over into uncanny. The latest one is PlaNet, a new deep-learning machine that specializes in figuring out where a photo was taken—using nothing but the image’s pixels. Today, MIT Tech Review reports on a new effort led by Tobias Weyand, a computer vision specialist at Google, to create a computer that sees a photo and can instantly figure out where in the world it’s from. The system was fed over 90 million geotagged images across the planet, and trained to spot patterns based on location. Basically, it smashes the image into pixels and cross-references those pixels with its massive memory bank. In a trial run using 2.3 million…


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