Where was this pic taken will be answered by Google PlaNet

Where was this picture taken? The answer will now come from Google. Computer vision specialist Tobias Weyand and his colleagues at Google created a deep-learning program called PlaNet, and trained it to identify locations where photos were taken based on visual cues. Since PlaNet is an artificial neural network, it can learn. So the team taught the network how to identify a photograph’s location on the grid just using information contained in the pixels. To test PlaNet’s accuracy, Weyand and his team fed it 2.3 million geotagged Flickr images. From there, PlaNet narrowed down 48 percent of them to the right continent, 28.4 percent to the right country, 10.1 percent to the right city, and 3.6 percent to the actual street, reports Discovery. Images often contain informative cues such as landmarks, weather patterns,…


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