Google’s robot brain can tell where pictures were taken just by looking at them — no metadata …

An image of the Eiffel tower may be easy for a human to place, but now machines can place it as well. Image via arXiv. Guessing where a photo was taken can be a fun game. In fact, it is a game. But computers have historically had it easy, with the ability to quickly examine the metadata and place a picture on a map. A new machine learning program from Google, however, can place pictures that don’t have metadata and use machine learning instead.PlaNet, created by Google computer vision specialist Tobias Weyand, can pinpoint 3.6 percent of photos down to a particular street, according to a new paper submitted to arXiv. Sure, that might not seem like a lot, but it fared much better than people at placing images on a map.…


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