Microsoft’s New App Can Recognize a Dog, Even In an Adorable Disguise

Image: Nicholas Deleon/Motherboard Microsoft is using dogs to demonstrate its machine learning chops. The app, called Fetch!, analyzes photos of dogs using the iPhone’s camera or photo library and then attempts to determine the breed. While that may sound silly—did you see today’s news about gravitational waves?—it’s actually a great way to demonstrate how companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Google are teaching computers how to see and recognize different objects. “We wanted to bring artificial intelligence to the canine world,” Mitch Goldberg, a development director at Microsoft Research, said in a statement. “We wanted to show that object recognition is something anyone could understand and interact with.” Using the app is simple enough: You either feed it a photo from your iPhone’s library or use the iPhone’s camera to take…


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