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TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter


A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.
The new @CloudSightAPI seeks to take on-device image recognition to the next level, giving detailed descriptions within a quarter of a second. Image descriptions are promised to be more vivid and detailed than other products, with no cloud processing required.

Here are a few examples given on their website:

  • lot of multi-colored rotary phones
  • round black Michael Kors chronograph watch with brown leather strap
  • 3x3 Rubik's cube
    *pair of men's black leather derby shoes

Much of this is made possible by the billions of images processed by TapTapSee and CamFind, cloud-based image description tools which have been learning about objects and their surroundings for the past several years. Indeed, a test of TapTapSee yields more detailed descriptions than in years past, including "Black Lenovo Thinkpad on desk" and "Krups coffee maker under white cupboard".

For now, the free apps for iOS and Android continue to use the cloud-based approach, though it is now theoretically possible for someone to create an app using the new on-device technology. Pricing for the new API was not immediately available.

Aside from uses for the blind and visually impaired, object recognition can be used for everything from moderation of images to automatic alt text for product pages.

To learn more, you can visit the CloudSight website.

Source: CloudSight
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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