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Object-recognition AI – the dumb program's idea of a smart program: How neural nets are really just looking at textures


Re: Surprising...

Looking down the microscope at a slide you get a largely 2D view of the object and rarely use binocular microscopes. Shape recognition works.

A person looking at a cat directly gets 3D information and when it moves your brain integrates it all into a cohesive 3D cat. Once learnt you can infer the 2D outline of a cat in any position so recognize the 2D image as a 3D cat. By training recognition systems with libraries of 2D images the systems have chosen to ignore the wildly variable 2D outlines that result from the different positions of the 3D object and concentrate on the more consistent textures …... which sometimes give horribly wrong results.

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