For those of you who are down with pets especially dogs, Microsoft corporation has just unveiled something that seems funny but very useful, it’s a smartphone app that identifies the breed of a dog by examining its picture. Another funny thing about the app is that aside identifying the breed of a dog by it photo, the app can go further to suggest what kind of personality suits the dog. This app will be useful if you are confused on the exact dog breed to buy.
The app can even tell you what kind of dog you or your friends might be.
“There was an interest in creating a framework that would allow you to take a domain – in our case, dogs – and recognize numerous classes, such as breeds. We were interested in enabling an app to allow you to make object recognition extraordinary, fun and surprising,” says Mitch Goldberg, a development director at Microsoft Research
Microsoft hopes that it turns into an addictive, fun app for its users. “If you want to take photos of dogs, it will tell you what dog breed it is, if it’s one of our supported breeds,” Goldberg says. “If I choose to take a photograph of a flower, it’ll say, ‘No dogs found! Hmmm… This looks more like…flower?’ But if you take a picture of a person, it’ll go into its hidden fun mode. And in a playful way, it’ll communicate to you not only what type of dog it thinks you are, but also why.