Hi everybody! This is a story about so-called computer vision
. Computer vision
is still at a primitive stage, in part because it takes so much time to teach computers how to identify objects -- a process that involves highlighting objects or features in images for the computer. But now there's this online game: Peekaboom (How Peekaboom works and why you should play
). Peekaboom is intended to help teach computers to see. Since the Post-Gazette
first wrote about Peekaboom
in October 2003, more than 80,000 people have played the game and in the process have generated more than 10 million descriptive words for 1 million images...