Making computers better at seeing cats. Dogs, too.

Cats and dogs are among the many objects people are pretty good at recognizing, but computers are not. “Look, this is a cat!” and “Look, that’s a dog!” are cries you are more likely to hear from a person than from a silicon-based computer. (In truth, you are not all that likely to hear people shout those exact statements — but you are very unlikely to hear computers spontaneously ejaculate them.)

But many people, like most computers, aren’t all that great at recognizing which kinds of cats and which kinds of dogs they see….

—so begins another Improbable Innovation nugget, which appears in its entirety on BetaBoston.

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