Video: Microsoft Research demoes real life Pokédex on Windows Phone with Project Adam #Cortana

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Reply

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Project Adam is demoed on a Nokia Lumia. What is it? It’s something that can identify animals – dogs in this instance. Snap a picture and it works out what breed it is.

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Here’s more on Project Adam. It’s not actually dog recognition software, it’s about Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Using 30 times fewer machines than other systems, that data was used to train a neural network made up of more than two billion connections. This scalable infrastructure is twice more accurate in its object recognition and 50 times faster than other systems.

Cortana is the interface. She is asked ‘what dog breed is this’ and the brains behind project adam answer it.

It’s destined to go further…

The potential of this research goes far beyond satisfying curiosity about man’s best friend. With more data, you could take a picture of a meal and get its nutritional information. Or, snap a photo of an unusual skin condition and get an accurate diagnosis. Or if you’re out in the woods and need to know which plants are poisonous and which are edible, this is the technology that could help you do that.

Imagine it could work in remote telemedicine where a smartphone could identify patients and use the system of layers of information to indicate what they think might be wrong, allowing for potentially better triaging and more efficient use of resources.

A more in depth article exists here:

Learning and AI advancements could definitely give Microsoft, especially the Cortana portion, a much added boost. Imagine if Cortana could just ‘learn’.



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