Latest visual search Stories

2011-05-09 14:21:23

In the wild, mammals survive because they can see and evade predators lurking in the shadowy bushes. That ability translates to the human world. Transportation Security Administration screeners can pick out dangerous objects in an image of our messy and stuffed suitcases. We get out of the house every morning because we find our car keys on that cluttered shelf next to the door. This ability to recognize target objects surrounded by distracters is one of the remarkable functions of our...

2011-02-17 00:00:51

Visual search company announces new customers using image recognition platform to power visual search. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 "” IQ Engines, Inc. today announced continued customer traction in the retail and comparison shopping segments. Best Buy has released its flagship application (Best Buy App) on the iPhone and Android platforms where customers are able to initiate a product search simply by taking a photo of the product they are interested in. This makes it far...

2010-09-14 06:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- IQ Engines, Inc. today announced the general availability of its image recognition service with an application programming interface (API) that any developer can use to add visual search to their application. The company will be showcasing the service and its broad uses this week at DEMO Fall 2010. The IQ Engines image recognition API is available at the company's developer portal at http://developer.iqengines.com and has received enthusiastic...

2010-04-21 06:29:05

As airport security employees scan luggage for a large variety of banned items, they may miss a deadly box cutter if they find a water bottle first. According to new research at Duke University, identifying an easy-to-spot prohibited item such as a water bottle may hinder the discovery of other, harder-to-spot items in the same scan. Missing items in a complex visual search is not a new idea: in the medical field, it has been known since the 1960s that radiologists tend to miss a second...

2009-04-15 08:07:46

When we look at a scene in front of us, we need to focus on the important items and be able to ignore distracting elements. Studies have suggested that inhibition of return (in which our attention is less likely to return to objects we've already viewed) helps make visual search more efficient "“ when searching a scene to find an object, we have a bias toward inspecting new regions of a scene, and we avoid looking for the object in already searched areas. Psychologists Michael D. Dodd...

2008-06-24 12:02:28

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Searchme, Inc. announced today that it is launching two new visual search features that help users quickly find, organize and share information. These include Media Search for videos and images with content from YouTube(TM) and Flickr(TM); and Stacks, visual bookmarks that users can share on email, blogs, web sites, Facebook(R) pages and MySpace.com(R), all with the click of a button. These features, along with how-to videos and a Stacks...

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