Say your family is on vacation and enjoying a splendid dish of fresh pasta at a ristorante in Venice, Italy. Predictably you grab your iPhone and snap a photo of your kid at his grandma’s side with the lovely canals in the background, then load it up to your favorite social network and get back to your meal. In that instant, a whole horde of AI processes from a host of different parties have all simultaneously put your image to work for a vast array of potential purposes. Here’s one way it can work.
What a long, strange trip. That's the story of how data travels through machine learning to become a useful app.
Illustration and Animation by James Boorman
The example may seem trivial, but it does offer a glimpse of how transformative AI already is, not only for discovering patterns and relationships on a level that was impossible just a few years go, but especially when trained, using high quality data—that is, well labeled and tagged— to produce astonishingly accurate and powerful results. Imagine the possibilities when machines can train machines.
The Magical World Of Data
Find out how a simple snap of an Italian meal starts a fantastic journey through a magical world of data. Follow the adventures of Mr. Meatball, as he makes a transformative voyage of discovery; learning to identify and contextualize every image he encounters.