Posted by: kurtsh | July 14, 2014

NEWS: Microsoft Research’s A.I. Group discusses “Project Adam” & Advances in Optical Recognition

Imagine this: you point your phone at a dog and ask it, “What kind of dog is this?” and it identifies the exact breed.

Microsoft Research’s “Project Adam” Live Demo

That’s precisely what Microsoft’s Research team for Artificial Intelligence demonstrated today.

At the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, that object recognition technology, dubbed Project Adam, was on display.

In his keynote Monday morning, Harry Shum, executive vice president of Technology and Research, laid out the impact of Microsoft Research’s efforts on the company and how it helps define the Next Big Thing. One of the projects he demonstrated show the company’s progress in machine learning and artificial intelligence: Project Adam.

The goal of Project Adam is to enable software to visually recognize any object. It’s a tall order, given the immense neural network in human brains that makes those kinds of associations possible through trillions of connections.

For more video & a greater explanation, check out this blog post:


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