Microsoft’s wacky AI app matches you with a dog breed

On the other hand, the app is excellent at identifying actual dogs. It correctly identified our family Bull Terrier “Harpo,” even though he was wearing a cone of shame. It also correctly identified a part German Shepherd as such. “We use one of the hottest machine learning techniques available, called deep neural networks,” said Microsoft Research director Mitch Goldberg. “You don’t train it on a particular dog breed. You give it numerous images, and it, in the training process, determines what’s unique in each of the dogs.” Inputting other animals, including humans, into the app was a hoot, of course. The app related our friend’s pet duck to a Bull Terrier as well, no doubt because of its similar “beak.” Our scraggly cat, meanwhile, was a Malamute that’s “problematic with…


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