If you are programming an application which requires recognizing images captured by a camera phone, this news will interest you.
Google has introduced Cloud Vision API in beta mode API that will help applications that can identifying what we are seeing from the app. Until now it was “limited preview” mode.
Besides having OCR (character recognition), which is useful to recognize text and translate it, for example scan a document and transform it into something editable, also detects faces, recognize emotions in them, logos detects, identifies bare functions, and Of course objects.
Google reports that it is the same technology they have in Google Photos.
The price depends on the number of accesses to the API. 1000 capture images and apply OCR on them has or cost 60 cents, so we’re not talking about anything spectacularly expensive.
This will sure help in Photo recognition applications.