What-Dog.net identifies humans as dog breeds, and also identifies personality traits that it's guessing you may have.
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"And in a playful way, it’ll communicate to you not only what type of dog it thinks you are, but also why. It’s fun to see if the app knows it's not a dog. A lot of the time, it’ll tell you what that image is. When there’s not a dog, you still want to use it," explained Mitch Goldberg, a development director at Microsoft Research whose team helped build the app.
Microsoft says the app shows that its researchers are making "continued advances in artificial intelligence."
Other than identifying humans as dog breeds, if you upload a photo of your dog the app's recognition software is able to identify what breed it is.
"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," Goldberg said. "We wanted to bring artificial intelligence to the canine world. We wanted to show that object recognition is something anyone could understand and interact with."
The app was released through Microsoft Garage in connection to the American Kennel Club and Westminster Kennel Club dog shows.
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