Like your friends chair? New tech can tell where to buy it!

Washington, Aug 24 (PTI) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technology which can use photos of a chair, lamp or some other furniture item to tell you who makes it, where to buy it and how it might look in various rooms. “It seems a lot of people want to buy things they see in someone elses home or in a photo, but they do not know where to look,” said Sean Bell from Cornell University in the US. The system relies on “deep learning,” a neural network that enables a computer to match a submitted photo with a vast database of “iconic images” from manufacturers catalogues or specialised websites devoted to home furnishings. A neural network is a computer programme inspired by the working of neurons…


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