Microsoft’s facial recognition AI can sniff out your dog’s breed

Microsoft previously teamed up its facial recognition and artificial intelligence teams to figure out how old people are (with varying results). The firm’s latest app, on the other hand, aims to show off its machine learning chops by discerning your dog’s breed. Microsoft’s experimental lab Garage has today launched Fetch!, an app that’s powered by the company’s Project Oxford AI platform and machine learning system that can determine the breed of a canine from a photo on your phone’s camera roll or a new snap. The breed-recognition technology, which was first developed two years ago, has been turned into an app to show that object recognition could be “extraordinary, fun and surprising.” “We wanted to show that object recognition is something anyone could understand and interact with,” said a Microsoft…


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