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There's An App For THAT?

Sometimes, apps for mobile devices fill an obvious need, but often they can just be silly - like apps that simulate popping those sheets of bubble wrap, or making fart noises. Merlin Bird Photo ID is not so silly; it allows would-be bird watchers to identify over 400 birds from just a photo the user takes - a pretty clever trick if you think about it.
“It gets the bird right in the top three results about 90% of the time, and it’s designed to keep improving the more people use it,” Jessie Barry, the Merlin project leader, said in a release.
The app is constantly learning. It figures out how to better identify new photos of birds based on prior tags by birdwatchers, meaning it becomes a better birdwatcher with every new photo added.
MSN
The Cardinal, State Bird of Ohio since 1933


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