How sly dog Microsoft is using Fetch! to feed us AI

Are weird apps like Microsoft’s Fetch! the definition of Nero fiddling while the PC market burns, or is the Windows-maker cracked the code on consumer artificial intelligence? Fetch!, the latest gimmick from the Microsoft Garage idea incubator, sounds like a fairly pointless idea at first – identifying what breed of dog you show it – but it hides a cutting edge heart. Fetch! is actually just the latest in a series of web apps by Microsoft which, although at first glance are vaguely silly toys, hide some serious machine learning and artificial intelligence tech behind them. In the case of the canine identifier, Fetch! takes a photo of a dog and then tries to figure out what breed it is by comparing it to its database of similar images. If…

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