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Descriptive Camera prints out descriptions of pictures, not pictures themselves

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Matt Richardson's "Descriptive Camera" sends your pictures to Amazon's Mechanical Turk and jobs out the task of writing a brief description of each image, then outputs the text on a thermal printer. It's a camera that captures descriptions, not pictures. The technology at the core of the Descriptive Camera is Amazon's Mechanical Turk API. It [...]
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Amazon Launches SMS Buying Service

Technology : TechCrunch (6 years ago)

Amazon has launched Amazon TextBuyIt, a service that allows Amazon customers to purchase items via mobile phone text message. To use the service, customers text the name of a product, its description, or its UPC or ISBN number to... Read Post

Outsourcing gets easier with new features on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (6 years ago)

Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s service that allows companies to outsource menial tasks that still require some human intelligence (like writing product descriptions or categorizing images), just got more accessible. Today it released fea... Read Post

Descriptive Camera by Matt Richardson

Odd : Laughing Squid (2 years ago)

The Descriptive Camera by NYU ITP grad student Matt Richardson is an experimental camera that only outputs a text description of whatever is photographed. It is powered by the Amazon Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing API—somewhere on th... Read Post


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