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What’s in This Picture? AI Becomes as Smart as a Toddler

Developments in machine learning allow computers to answer more complex questions about the contents of images

Artificial intelligence has graduated past the infancy stage of figuring out what's in an image. Computers have previously been capable of little more than a simple game of I Spy: Name a specific object or person, and they'll show you an image containing it. But thanks to new developments in AI research, machines can now answer more complex questions, like, “What is there on the grass, except the person?” (For the answer to that awkwardly worded enigma, take a look at the last image.)

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