Google Street View used to scan for vehicles by make, model and year

This article suggests that Google Street View is being use to identify vehicles in images by make, model and even year/series.

"The researchers started with a deep learning AI algorithm designed to be good with visual inputs, and trained it to recognize not just the difference between cars and trucks, but to break them down by make, model and year. That might sound complicated, but it’s just scraping the surface of the project. Once the AI tool—also known as a convolutional neural network, or CNN (yes, really)—was ready, the team had it analyze 50 million street view images."

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