Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Animals, and Images. Highlights include an API which returns data from the FBI Wanted lists and an API for identity verification from images. Here's a rundown of the latest API additions for developers.
RAISR, Google's proof-of-concept, neural-network-backed image sampler, represents a fundamental shift to the visual paradigm of the web. Though it's true impact is still a ways away, it marks the point where people in the front-end world should start to get very interested in machine learning.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.