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Sharing Photos Online? Companies are Tracking What you Wear and How you Feel

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Posted in Business on 12th Mar, 2014 12:13 AM by AlexMuller

The same utopian principle of the Internet, it allows people to communicate freely around the globe, makes it an appealing target not just for government surveillance and but also for corporate surveillance in the form of brand insights mining.

 

In all of that free and open communication, corporations want to know what’s being said about their brands.

 
And a picture is worth a thousand words. Images continue to pose a greater challenge to the artificial intelligence systems than text, but with more than half a billion images shared online every day, corporations really want to know what users are conveying about their brands.
 
Ditto Labs, a Boston-based social analytics company, is using emerging computer vision technologies to give them answers. It uses computer vision to identify logos in the photos shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumbler. The system also recognizes some telltale patterns, such as a Burberry plaid.
 
If a product is anything more than an unwitting backdrop for the photo, the service then uses emotion recognition algorithms to report what the people in the photograph are most likely feeling.
 
Emotion recognition is an emerging area of artificial intelligence. Some of the basic techniques emerged from research designed to teach children with autism to recognize others’ feelings. Several companies now offer the service as an SDK for other companies to build into their apps and services.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-12
+2
AI that can recognise images has been a challenge and having access to this has many applications - one hopes that will be some regulations to protect privacy
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-12
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It is important to note that there are the terms of service on most sites. Readers who use social media are agreeing to make photos public. Those who post photos to Twitter and Pinterest must share them publicly according to the terms of service Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-12
+3
With so much data recorded and new devices such as Google glass that will increase this even more, the need to analyse data -in particular images- is obvious and requires automation ie computers have to be able to do it Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-12
+2
There is other research that can bring new solutions to image recognition. Some researchers focus on addressing that problem with a more extreme solution – designing chips with silicon neurons and synapses that mimic those of real brains Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-06-23
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