Not sure what you’re looking at? Just ask your smart phone! This is the world we are living in: snapshot digital identification brought to you by artificial intelligence algorithms. LTU, a player in the image recognition game since 1999, is opening up to developers its image recognition and search API dubbed LTU Engine/ON Demand.
Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
APIs are not only critical when it comes to extending the digital reach of an organization; they can also provide tangible brick and mortar benefits as well. Walgreens, for example, recently announced that it has developed an API and software development kit that allows developers of mobile applications to include the ability to print out photos within their applications at any one of 7,907 Walgreens locations.