How social media is driving artificial intelligence

Pinterest and Facebook are the unlikely pioneers of artificial intelligence-led photo recognition lately, but Google and Microsoft are not hard behind. Artificial intelligence (AI) covers a whole swathe of areas, including anything from robotics to gaming, but its basis rests solely on big data, and how it analyses such. When it comes to today’s leading areas of AI research, so, we are quickly drawn to image recognition. Why? Well, it’s the best example yet of computers catching up with humans – though they’re a fair bit off, just yet. Social media, you might be surprised to read, is actually driving a lot of today’s image recognition developments. That’s largely because social media itself is entirely structured through big data, with each operator quickly becoming experts in this field. We feed…


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