Artificial intelligence researchers teach machine to judge a book by its cover

The tech world sure loves to disrupt conventional wisdom. Its latest victim? The old adage that you should never judge a book by its cover.With disproving that sentiment in mind, researchers at Japan’s Kyushu University have trained a neural network to be able to predict which genre a book falls into simply by studying its cover.“The purpose of this work is to determine if machines can learn the meaning behind book covers without textual clues,” researcher and paper co-author Brian Kenji Iwana told Digital Trends. “For this study, we took book cover images and classified them by genre using an artificial neural network. We also look at some of the hidden design rules of the covers found by the network.”judging-a-book-graphMoreFor their dataset, Iwana and colleague Seiichi Uchida used a total of…


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