Let ImageIdentify Tell What Your Image Holds
ImageIdentify is a new place for users to upload images and have it identified, sometimes in great detail.
To explain how the function works, here’s a fairly simple example. You have an image of a Cheetah but you’re not sure whether it’s not just another beast in the animal kingdom. Simply upload the image to the website, and have it identify the animal.
Here are what the results come out to be:
- Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus
- Weight: 62 to 140 pounds
- Body temperature: 102.2 °F
- Max. speed on land: 75 mph
- Maximum age: 20.5 years
- Species authority: Schreber, 1775
Similarly, you might have other images that you don’t know anything about. ImageIdentify will do that work for you, and tell you all about what your image holds.
However, the website will not get every image correct. According to its inventor, Stephen Wolfram, the function is currently able to identify about 10,000 common kinds of objects and will learn and improve with user feedback.
The last part is fairly important. An ever improving and evolving system will at sometime be accurate enough to identify even the most challenging and unique of photos.
Wolfram states that this tool will not identify UFOs, abstract art, specific people, and objects that are not everyday objects. It’s a free tool, though, and you can test it out for yourselves.
“What ImageIdentify does is something humans learn to do in each generation. But symbolic language gives us the opportunity to represent shared intellectual achievements across all of human history. And making all these things computational is, I believe, something of monumental significance, that I am only just beginning to understand,” said Wolfram about his achievement.