In this online demo, IBM’s Watson will tell you what’s in your photos

Machine learning helps it recognize objects, settings and events With the Watson visual-recognition service, you can analyze images or video frames to understand their contents. Credit: IBM IDG News Service Mar 21, 2016 11:05 AM Image recognition is a hot area of research using artificial intelligence, and now IBM offers an online demo to let anyone test out the capabilities offered by its Watson cognitive computing system. Six sample photos are provided for illustration, or you can upload your own and ask Watson to analyze them. Either way, the cognitive system will produce a series of “classifiers” offering descriptions of the image’s contents along with confidence scores for each of them. You can also create custom classifiers tailored for specific purposes. Watson gained worldwide fame when it won on the…


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