Machine Vision for Recognizing Species
On a scale from general image recognition (ImageNet) to specific (facial recognition,where most faces generally look the same and only slight variations matter), iNat lies somewhere in the middle, Van Horn says.
“You start building algorithms that can actually answer the questions that people have,” Van Horn says. “Like what bird am I actually looking at? I know it’s a bird. Please computer, don’t just tell me it’s a bird.”