Have you ever seen something neat – a piece of clothing, some street art, a landmark, yet never knew what it was? You endlessly searched online, but to your dismay, you didn’t uncover a single thing. Feeling hopeless, you abandoned your search. Thanks to recent advancements, you will never experience this dismay again. Would you believe it if you were told things are much different now? You can easily snap a picture, then go online and get accurate results in a heartbeat.
Before the existence of image recognition software, we’d have to fumble through pages upon pages of search results using the best keywords we conjure up. If there was something we wanted to know, we best had known the name, or we simply were out of luck. Thankfully, with new technologies popping up let and right, finding what we need is becoming increasingly simple and easy.
There are many companies competing in the race to create the best image recognition software. Large and small, size doesn’t matter, they’re all competing to win the race and become know for the best image recognition services available. There is one particular company that truly sets itself apart from the majority. Slyce, a Toronto based visual technology corporation, unveiled its many services in 2013, and since then has added many other image related services. Not only can you search with images, Slyce’s revolutionary Snap to Buy technology allows you to take a picture of a product, then see where you can buy it. You can also identify your products within Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks using images and tags. Finally, you can snap a picture of an advertisement – and find an EXACT match!
However, are there hidden implications to this new technology? Of course, it does make our lives much easier. Though there exists potential for the power of image recognition to be harnessed against us.
Regardless of potential pitfalls, image recognition software will change how we search. Times are changing, and things aren’t so difficult anymore. Companies such as Slyce will ensure we can always find what we need, quickly and efficiently. Rest assured, image recognition will make your life easier, not harder.