August 31, 2012
Google has received a patent for a technology that could revolutionise searching – as well as giving the search engine unprecedented knowledge about the world.
Humans have an innate ability, thanks to our eyes and brain, to look at any object – from a cat to a lamp to a river-bank – and recognise it and catalogue it.
This is far less easy for computers to do – but Google may be about to change that, thanks to its patent for ‘automatic large scale video object recognition’.
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