Google Is Using AI To Digitize 5 Million Historical Photos

Google is working with The New York Times to digitize its huge collection of about 7 million historic images. The pictures ...
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Google is working with The New York Times to digitize its huge collection of about 7 million historic images. The pictures are apparently kept in the newspaper’s “morgue,” which contains pictures going back to the 19th century, many of which exist nowhere else in the world. The Verge article reports:

“That’s why the company has hired Google, which will use its machine vision smarts to not only scan the hand- and type-written notes attached to each image, but categorize the semantic information they contain (linking data like locations and dates). Google says the Times will also be able to use its object recognition tools to extract even more information from the photos, making them easier to catalog and resurface for future use.”

 

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