Demo: What your computer thinks it sees

Kyle McDonald walked around Amsterdam with his laptop & a webcam, recording what a neural network can identify in realtime:

All processing is done on my 2013 MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA 750M and only 2GB of GPU memory. I’m walking around with my laptop open pointing it at things, hence the shaky footage and people staring at themselves.

I’m somehow reminded of how, when our kids were very small, they’d run around simply blurting out the names of anything they could identify (“Living room! TV room! Lion!”). To wit (’cause why not?):

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