New Way of Thinking about Apple
One may make the argument that too many consumers and investors are fixated solely on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. On September 12, 2017, the company announced the release dates of their iPhone 8 and X. This was a hyped event and had consumers buzzing about the new iPhone X’s new features such as facial recognition.
This article is to introduce a different way of thinking about Apple. I want to expose you to how the company is integrating artificial intelligence to better understand the photos you take. Keep in mind that Apple prides themselves heavily on taking fantastic pictures with their iPhones. When you are driving on the freeway, you may have most likely seen an abundant amount of Apple iPhone picture advertisements similar to the one below. As you read, imagine how you would feel as a consumer for this improvement in picture taking. As well, ask yourself how this specific way of artificial intelligence may influence your investment.
(Source: Brent Dirks)
Artificial Intelligence in Photos
It only makes sense for Apple to acquire companies such as AI tech startup Regaind to help improve the user-experience in taking photos. The technology is supposed to help and understand your own personal photos. In other words, Regaind’s technology is supposed to help filter the good and bad pictures based on AI. Regaind is a French startup known for its computer vision tech.
Earlier this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, primarily driven by their focus on implementing machine learning and AI. Regaind’s computer vision technology has the ability to analyze the content of photos. If Apple incorporates this into the iPhone, then the application will be able to search for keywords you pick. For example, if you searched for “sky” then pictures with a sky background will be shown. This allows the user to quickly find the pictures they need.
As claimed on Regaind’s website, the…