Like your friend’s chair? New tech can tell where to buy it!

Press Trust of India  |  Washington  August 24, 2016 Last Updated at 13:48 IST http://mybs.in/2TGwVEt Copy tiny URL to save and share articles. 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 else’s 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…


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