|Zion National Park Utah by Les Haines||Secretary Bird by Bill Gracey|
tl;dr: Check it out at parkorbird.flickr.com!
We at Flickr are not ones to back down from a challenge. Especially when that challenge comes in webcomic form. And especially when that webcomic is xkcd. So, when we saw this xkcd comic we thought, “we’ve got to do that”:
In fact, we already had the technology in place to do these things. Like the woman in the comic says, determining whether a photo with GPS info embedded into it was taken in a national park is pretty straightforward. And, the Flickr Vision team has been working for the last year or so to be able to recognize more than 1000 things in images using deep convolutional neural nets. Incidentally, one of the things we’re pretty good at recognizing is birds!
We put those things together, and thus was…
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