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Watch: Google helps New York Times digitise photo archive – metadata by AI


New York Times ‘morgue’. ©Earl Wilson/The New York Times

The New York Times are digitising 6M prints from their photo archive to use as story content in the newspaper – Google are helping them with the process – ‘making use of numerous tools within Google Cloud Platform that allow them to securely store their images, provide them with a better interface for finding photos, and find new insights even from the data locked on the backs of image’ – so collecting metadata via AI from the detailed scan on the back of each print is how they are doing it. It’s another step forward in the whole AI learning process which Google are really leading currently.
View the first results in this NYT story HERE

…and watch the Google produced film below.


Penn Station in 1942 © The New York Times – and the Verso below 

all photos supplied : New York Times


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