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Google wins new patent that would sport automatic object recognition in videos

Google wins patent for automatic object recognition in videos

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 29, 2012 09:22 pm CDT - 0 mins, 41 secs reading time

Google have previously taken out a patent that would see the Mountain View-based company capable of identifying faces in YouTube videos, but now they've gone a step further by securing a patent that would detect objects in a video.

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The objects can be anything from a pole, to a sidewalk, or a car, or even a building. Google, instead of asking the creator to label objects each time, proposes using a database of "feature vectors" that would include color, movement, shape and texture, which would automatically identify subjects in the frame using these trait.

The tagging of items in videos would mostly be completed by those uploading videos to YouTube, so Google wouldn't even have to do that much work. After a while, there should be enough data in their database to keep things going very well.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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