Monday, June 29, 2009

Its all about the data

I'm at Google this summer (Google summer internship round #2) because its where the data is. If you want to recognize objects from images you need to learn what objects look like. If you want to learn what an object looks like you need to have many examples of that object. You then feed those instances into an algorithm to figure out its essence -- what it is about that object's appearance that makes it that object. Google has the data and Google has the infrastructure to process that data, so I'm there for the summer.