How Google Is Teaching Computers to See

Project Glass: Google+ Photography Conference, San Francisco, May 23, 2012 Courtesy Project Glass/Google

Google is attempting to teach computers to recognize human faces without telling the computing algorithms which faces are human. It’s a machine-learning problem made for this era of unstructured data and easy access to large computer clusters. Solving it could help the search giant make huge strides in building the next big opportunity in tech—enabling computers to “see.”

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