Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Google Goggles brings image processing to the masses

The recent release of Google Goggles brings sophisticated image processing algorithms to the masses for free. Just point your phone-camera onto something you are interested about and in no time you have all the information on your screen. Impressive! But how do they do it? The latest computer vision techniques can transform an image into a bag of words, which represent the main image features. This approach would make sense for Google because then they could use their normal search engine to index millions of images in no time. Just a guess! Anyway, enjoy the video below... it's a must see!

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