Microsoft's Cortana to receive object recognition technology

Microsoft's artificial intelligence computing researchers have breakthrough in speed and efficiency with Project Adam. Under the project Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana will be given the ability to identify various objects.

Project Adam's team claims that it is 50 times faster and twice as accurate as Google's 16,000 computer neural network-powered image recognition system. Microsoft Research's executive vice president of technology and research, Harry Shum, showed off the technology at the company's Faculty Summit. Cortana was successfully able to recognize several dog breeds from just a photograph. The team added that in future the system could recognize foods by looking at its image and get its nutritional information, or images of insects could be classified as poisonous or not. The system could also help build new tools for visually challenged users.

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