In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.
Recent research uncovered that Microsoft's Cognitive Services Face API is plagued with a gender and racial bias common across the AI and machine learning technologies. With three tweaks to its Face API, Microsoft has greatly improved accuracy to detect gender across skin tones.
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.