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Flickr added new search tool

 Little background of Flickr; Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and in 2005 it was acquired by Yahoo. Now it has added a range of new search tools to automatically analyse and sort people’s photos. This new searching technique is led by intelligence and analysis power with which it can look at a picture and tell what’s in it, its colour etc. Users can now easily search through pictures uploaded to Flickr — either their own gallary or those which are public — by simply asking for a particular object, color, place or thing.

Also, the site is offering 1TB of free space to every user to encourage people to take up that space and use it to store all of their photos.

Flickr has also added new options to make it easier to arrange the photos. Also they have created a application forWindows and Mac that will pop up whenever a memory card is inserted into a computer and if user wants photos automatically get uploaded, keeping them as private until a decision is made.

The new tools work by using “convolutional neural networks”, or computers that act like human brains. That means that even when it is wrong, it will often be in an understandable way — mistaking a push bike for a motorcycle, for instance — and that when it gets it wrong it will learn from user feedback.

 

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