[ml] Google Search by Image

Mike Williams merwanwilliams at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 05:03:21 UTC 2011

It seems to work with faces too.

I tried a famous face and I got an actual search result.

This might be a weird case since I downloaded the image from google search
results, so it is probably already part of a training set somehow. The real
test would be to have a photo of a famous person that is not already being
indexed by Google.

A picture of myself yielded a selection of portraits of people wearing
similar clothes, so it is noticing faces, but maybe only as a byproduct of
the algorithm?
Check it out: http://bit.ly/iwhg8n

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, I heard Google's Chief Engineer for Search today on NPR Science Friday,
> saying that as of a week ago you can drag an image into the google search
> box and it will show you images of the same kind, as in What (object
> recognition) and Where (place location) but not Who (face recognition).
> Trying to try it on my Mac and when I drag a jpg into the search bar
> Firefox just displays the picture.
> I uploaded a couple pictures then via
> http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html
> [click on the camera icon and then on "upload"]
> Works. Best for similar images for me was a landscape of a sunset.
> Sometimes I got a list of links containing the image.
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