Geospatial scientists (a person who studies how people utilize physical) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, created an AI-powered piece of software that’s capable of recognizing and identifying specific street signage using Google Street View’s sprawling image database. The system can spot signage with almost 96 percent accuracy, and identify what type of sign it is with 98 percent accuracy. Using just the 2D images and metadata from Google Maps and Street View, it can also accurately catalog the exact geo-location of each sign, so it’s easy to track down should repairs be needed.
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