Vacation with IBM Watson and Discover a Whole New World

#ICYMI: Planning your next trip? #AI can help you travel like a local. Learn more:

  • Tapping into the power of artificial intelligence (AI), the app provides these services while factoring in variables like weather, local context and user preferences.
  • Walk and Explore uses IBM Watson services to customize experiences, considering factors like the user’s age, gender and travel interests.
  • If you’re a family traveling with children, the app will cater to your travel experience differently than, for example, it would for three female college-student travelers.
  • The result is more engaging and customized travel experiences for tourists, and a new means by which tourism service providers can reach their target audience.
  • Artificial intelligence makes our app, and the travel experiences it helps plan, personalized and unique.

Walk and Explore is a smart mobile application using IBM Watson services to help travelers customize experiences, based on their age, gender and interests.
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These programmers taught an AI how to understand tattoos

These programmers taught an #AI how to understand tattoos

  • The process involved using a deep-learning framework called Caffe, and feeding it data-sets with images representative of different tattoo styles.
  • Once the initial training session was complete, the AI could identify the style of a tattoo with pretty impressive accuracy.
  • While the AI isn’t implemented into the app yet (they’re still feeding it data) they intend to finish training the AI then go forward from there.
  • AI will help us to classify the remaining 250k pictures… Classification is really important for us because, based on it, we can show users personalized feeds depending on what styles they like, what artists they follow, what those artists are specialized in, etc.
  • Without AI to sort images, a person has to view each one, decide what style it represents, tag the image, and then create hashtags so that other users can find it.

A pair of developers at Tattoodo developed a neural-network capable of processing pictures of tattoos and determining the style of the ink in the images.
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