Friday, January 17, 2014

BYU’s smart object recognition algorithm doesn’t need humans

BYU News Release:

If we’ve learned anything from post-apocalyptic movies it’s that computers eventually become self-aware and try to eliminate humans.

BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee isn’t interested in that development, but he has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration.

“In most cases, people are in charge of deciding what features to focus on and they then write the algorithm based off that,” said Lee, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. “With our algorithm, we give it a set of images and let the computer decide which features are important.”

[read more] [photos by BYU]

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    This is amazing, but also I’ve read so many goddamn byu press releases that their cautious/confident glossy white...
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