Google API Aimed at Enabling Apps to Understand Image Content

Date: December 5, 2015 Published by



  • Google said its Cloud Vision API, available in preview mode, will allow developers to create apps that can see and understand image content.
  • Google’s Cloud Vision API is available in limited preview mode and leverages the company’s expertise in machine learning, especially with technologies such as the recently open-sourced TensorFlow.
  • “With Cloud Vision API, you can build metadata on your image catalog, moderate offensive content or enable new marketing scenarios through image sentiment analysis,” Ramanathan said.
  • Google released a new API that it says will allow developers to build applications that can see and understand the content of images.
  • In a blog post this week, Google Product Manager Ram Ramanathan described Cloud Vision API as an easy-to-use representational state transfer (REST) programming interface that integrates elements of Google’s machine learning technology.


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