After a short limited preview, Google today announced the public beta of its Cloud Vision API â a service that allows developers to easily build image recognition and classification features into their applications.
Googleâs technology do basic things like extracting text from images, but its real power is in actually recognizing the objects in an image. This is the same technology that powers the image search in Google Photos and it can recognize anything from flowers, food and animals to local landmarks. Google says it has trained the algorithm to recognize âthousandsâ of different objects.
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