Researchers team up with Chinese botanists on machine learning, flower-recognition project

By Guobin Wu, Senior Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research AsiaHas this ever happened to you? You’re out walking with your daughter. She finds a beautiful flower, quizzes you on it, but you’re stumped — you have no idea what it is. Instead of having to admit you don’t know, what if you could quickly identify the flower or any other plant wherever you happen to be? But how? At least 250,000 species of flowers exist and even experienced botanists have trouble identifying them all. Now there’s a way thanks to the rising power and sophistication of image recognition and the ease of taking pictures with your smartphone. It’s called the Smart Flower Recognition System but it might never have happened were it not for a chance encounter last year between Microsoft…


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