April 13, 2016
Single purpose API
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A few years ago the best computer vision algorithms were the preserve of a few neural net researchers. Now, anyone can gain access to the best object detection algorithms in the world through public APIs. Wayne Walls, CTO at Filestack, put four of the best through their paces over at their blog.
The Google App Engine team has been consistently rolling out a new release every month recently. They have become so consistent in doing so, that new releases probably do not make that much of a splash. However, the team has pleasantly surprised everyone by delivering on one of the most requested features that developers had asked from their PaaS platform: Search. Yes, you read that right.
Google Cloud Vision API gives developers access to powerful image processing and analysis tools for use in any project. This tutorial on Google Cloud Platform shows followers how to use the API to detect faces in an image, and use the returned coordinates to draw a polygon around each face.