Indexing the world: Google gets patent for software that can intelligently identify any object on the planetSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 22:51
Indexing the world: Google gets patent for software that can intelligently identify any object on the planet
*Google will be able to scan any video or image and pick out objects
*Search engine will be able to index all the un-tagged data on the internet
*Civil liberties group warns of privacy concerns as Google gets smarter and smarter
By EDDIE WRENN
PUBLISHED: 09:42 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 03:21 EST, 31 August 2012
Google has received a patent for a technology that could revolutionise searching - as well as giving the search engine unprecedented knowledge about the world.
Humans have an innate ability, thanks to our eyes and brain, to look at any object - from a cat to a lamp to a river-bank - and recognise it and catalogue it.
This is far less easy for computers to do - but Google may be about to change that, thanks to its patent for 'automatic large scale video object recognition'.