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EBay releases Image Search API to developers

EBay releases Image Search API to developers

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Dive Brief: Online giant eBay announced it is releasing an Image Search API that will allow external developers to use eBay's image recognition technology for their own uses to help drive more listing, selling and buying activity through the online marketplace, according to an eBay blog post. EBay also said that Wikibuy, developer of a mobile app and Google Chrome extension for making quick price comparisons, is among the first to use the Image Search API to create a new "eBay visual search feature" for its mobile app.  In addition to Image Search API, eBay has unveiled a Machine Translation API that enables English-to-Mandarin machine-driven translations for item title and description, and Mandarin-to-English translations for search queries. The company
How to Stay Safe and Secure on Instagram

How to Stay Safe and Secure on Instagram

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Instagram is great for sharing photos and videos, but it’s important to protect your account from scammers and prying eyes. These nine tips can help. August 15, 2018 7:00AM EST August 15, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Instagram is a great way to share filtered snapshots of life's highlights, but like anything on the internet, it has attracted its share of bad actors, from online harassment to hackers and scammers. Don't let that scare you away from the Facebook-owned social network, though. Instagram has introduced a number of features intended to secure your account; here are nine ways you can make yours safer. Zoomd News
‘Where’s Wally’ Ruined By Robot That Can Instantly Point Wa…

‘Where’s Wally’ Ruined By Robot That Can Instantly Point Wa…

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Someone's gone and ruined Where's Wally by making a robot that can point him out in seconds using AI.I'm sure we all remember the joys of finding a Where's Wally book amongst the trash magazines in a dentist waiting room as a kid - the challenge of finding our bespectacled and hoop-shirted friend distracting us from the horrors of what was to come in the dentist's chair.I don't know, maybe it was just me. Either way, everyone remembers Where's Wally and now some clever computer bloke has come along and ruined it for everyone. Those guys always ruin the best stuff. In a video showing off the impressive new piece of tech, we are shown a whole bunch of nonsensical code before the robot's creator turns the page on a Where's Wally book, shows what the robot sees, and almost instantly the ro...
What are the Uses of Reverse Image Search?

What are the Uses of Reverse Image Search?

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Reverse image search is a technique wherein it allows people to retrieve content that is relevant to a particular image. It is also known as content-based image retrieval a method that eliminates the need for a user to identify keywords that may or may not provide an accurate result. The user only needs to supply the sample image to make a search or query. We know that Google images can provide us with any photo, but we need to write the keyword or the terms associated with it to be able to proceed with the search. While in using a reverse image search tool we will just provide a sample image. It is helpful in locating the source of an image or the content creator, search for the image in terms of popularity, extract details that are related to an image, look for similar images that ...
This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s W…

This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s W…

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If you’re totally stumped on a page of Where’s Waldo and ready to file a missing persons report, you’re in luck. Now there’s a robot called There’s Waldo that’ll find him for you, complete with a silicone hand that points him out. Built by creative agency Redpepper, There’s Waldo zeroes in and finds Waldo with a sniper-like accuracy. The metal robotic arm is a Raspberry Pi-controlled uArm Swift Pro which is equipped with a Vision Camera Kit that allows for facial recognition. The camera takes a photo of the page, which then uses OpenCV to find the possible Waldo faces in the photo. The faces are then sent to be analyzed by Google’s AutoML Vision service, which has been trained on photos of Waldo. If the robot determines a match with 95 percent confidence or higher, it’ll point to all
Chancellor Vitter should hire a real football furry mascot

Chancellor Vitter should hire a real football furry mascot

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Football season is getting close so it’s time to fill that last position on the roster. Chancellor Vitter has announced he’s bringing a Landshark mascot to the field. The Landshark will be making its debut at Meet The Rebels Day this Saturday, and thats great, but before we let this new mascot actually enter the Vaught we need to make sure it’s the right person in the costume. We don’t need someone posing as a Landshark when we can have someone who identifies as a Landshark. Someone who lives, eats, & breathes Ole Miss Landshark. We need a Football Furry. Some of you may be asking what the hell is a furry? Well its someone that dresses up in a mascot suit, but on their own time, for like... personal reasons. Its an internet thing. A furry doesn’t just wear the costume, they embra
This AI-Powered Robot Can Find Waldo Instantly

This AI-Powered Robot Can Find Waldo Instantly

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Creative agency Redpepper made a AI-powered robot that can pinpoint Waldo in 4.45 seconds (“better than most five year olds,” according to Redpepper). The robot is complete with a rubber hand that points to Waldo on the page.The agency used Google’s AutoML Vision service to train AI on photos of Waldo. The drag-and-drop tool allows users to train AI tools without previous coding knowledge, and has been used to categorize anything from ramen based on the shops they came from to the types of attire carried in an online retailer. Matt Reed, a Creative Technologist at Redpepper who led the project, got 62 Waldo heads and 45 full-body Waldos from Google image search, then fed the data Google’s AutoML Vision. “I thought that wouldn’t be enough data to build a strong model but it gives sur