Microsoft's new Fetch app identifies the breed of dog from its photo

New Delhi: Microsoft earlier came with a funny website that could almost guess age.  Well, the company has again released an all new app called Fetch!, which utilises facial recognition and artificial intelligence to identify
microsoft s new fetch app identifies the breed of...
India TV News Desk February 12, 2016 14:39 IST

New Delhi: Microsoft earlier came with a funny website that could almost guess age.  Well, the company has again released an all new app called Fetch!, which utilises facial recognition and artificial intelligence to identify a dog's breed. The app is available for Web users as well on what-dog.net.

Microsoft announced the release of Fetch! for iPhone users and allows users to take a picture of a dog and identify its breed. "There was an interest in creating a framework that would allow you to take a domain - in our case, dogs - and recognise numerous classes, such as breeds. We were interested in enabling an app to allow you to make object recognition extraordinary, fun and surprising," says Mitch Goldberg, a development director at Microsoft Research whose Cambridge, U.K based team built the experience.

"We wanted to bring artificial intelligence to the canine world. We wanted to show that object recognition is something anyone could understand and interact with." Microsoft claims that the app utilises machine learning, so it will only get better with use.

Another interesting feature of the app is that you can click your image and the app would tell you the type of canine you would be if you were a dog. "This is the kind of app you're going to take out when you're with your friends," its description reads. "You'll make fun of each other, comparing which breeds you look like, and posting the tagged photos."

 
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