Google is training its artificial intelligence machinery to understand human behavior by using YouTube videos, that the New York Post reported Tuesday.
The Mountain View company has pulled more than accessible clips to emphasize about 80 human actions like hugging, kicking, walking, and shaking hands. Called AVA, or "atomic visual activities,"the movies are 3 second clips curated from YouTube and sourced from a "variety of genres and countries of origin." Some hail from popular films.
"Despite exciting breakthroughs made over the previous years in classifying and finding objects in pictures, recognizing human actions still remains a big challenge," Alphabet-owned Google wrote in an Oct. 19 blog post. "This is a result of the fact that actions are, by nature, less well-defined than items in videos."
Massive changes are being driven by AI at Google and CEO Sundar Pichai has put intelligence in the forefront of almost everything the business is currently doing. Google's new Pixel smartphones brings on Intel technologies, and Rolls Royce recently announced a partnership with the site in order to create smarter, autonomous boats based on AI and machine learning and is the first agreement ever in the marine sector.
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