Remember when you could type metadata into a search field and not get results that included NSA? Linux Gizmos brought this information to our attention in their article, “Google releases Cloud Vision API with demo for Pi-based robot.”

Recently Google released a preview of its Cloud Vision API for tasks like identifying objects and faces, plus a Linux demo that runs on a Raspberry Pi-based robot.

The Google Cloud Vision API is based on the Google-backed open source TensorFlow machine intelligence library. It integrates machine learning models that can quickly classify images into thousands of categories. Other applications include building metadata from an image catalog, identifying offensive content, or analyzing “image sentiment” for marketing purposes.

The Cloud Vision API will evolve over time. For example, Google plans to support integration with Google Cloud Storage.

Melody K. Smith

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