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BYU image algorithm can identify objects without human help

By Himanshu Arora ยท 19 replies
Jan 17, 2014
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  1. BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee has created an object recognition algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences all by itself, without any human help. According to Lee, the unique selling proposition of the algorithm is that it...

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  2. Ohhh, skynet looks so adorable when it was a little baby.
  3. Person of Interest.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Wow this is creepy.
    H3llion likes this.
  5. Skynet is NSA's code name.
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    Code Red! Middle finger detected, guy in red and gray sweat shirt, north east corner of campus.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    This wont improve the quality of the ufo and bigfoot pictures though sadly :(

    They will be forever grainy no matter how much high definition improves lol
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,522   +514

    Now if we could only run them for captcha input. :D
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  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261


    If they did I wouldn't want to witness the next step in stopping automated bots. Thats a step that might stop everyone without a high IQ (that includes yours truly).
  10. Now what we really need is behavioural monitoring software that can spot a paedophile a mile away and call in an airstrike.

    Job done, no more Bishop at the alter.
  11. It's still not enough!! NSA needs algorithm that can identify terrorists and their full ID without human help :D
  12. One step closer to taking are rights away and merging with the machine
  13. Absolutely amazing technology...I plan to design a future flying vehicle and needed an object avoidance algorithm, this could be suitable. Kudos to the inventor.
  14. Techspot, please add 'thumbs up' and down, there's some comments I really wanted to thumb up.
  15. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Goddamn it! Thanks for freely publishing the algorithm, +1 NSA.
  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +420

    We already have a "Like" button for comments but I believe you have to be a registered member to see it and use it.
  17. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    Ha, I've read about these programs. They have to analyze the whole picture before they can figure out what they're looking at and if you change the angle of the subject it has to start all over again. Kinda funny to think that a computer can recognize a chair, but if you turn it upside down it gets confused for a second while it reprocesses it.

    I wish I could remember were I read about that so I could link a source... I think it was WIRED.
  18. But will it blend??
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    ^^^ Don't see the humor in asking "Will an algorithm blend?".
  20. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +59

    100% accuracy, yet in the image example its 99.4% :D

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