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An application shows all information relevant to a photograph via the Internet

An application shows all information relevant to a photograph via the Internet

Thanks to Pic2News, developed by Soner Sukru Altin, a PhD student with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) under the supervision of professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates, along with Nazire Aslan, and winner of one of the grand prizes offered by Microsoft’s Cloud AI Research Challenge.

31.07.2018

The Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge launched a call for projects with the challenge of showing which Microsoft services best solve complex problems. Of all the proposals received from throughout the world, the jury chose six finalists in turn winners of one of the prizes of the call that were shared between two first prizes, one second and one third prize and the jury even decided to award two fourth prizes.

Soner Sukru Altin is doing his doctoral thesis within the Web Science and Social Computing research group, under the direction of professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates

One of the two grand prizes endowed with 25,000 USD each, went to the app Pic2News, developed by Soner Sukru Altin, a PhD student with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, and Nazire Aslan.

With Pic2News, you need only take a photo using a smartphone or select one from the device’s photo gallery. This application is available for web and iOS platforms

The application scans the content of a photograph, such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ​​and automatically seeks the relevant information on this subject and the latest news on the Internet. You need only take a photo using a smartphone or select one from the device’s photo gallery. The application is available for web and iOS platforms

Soner Sukru Altin is doing his doctoral thesis within the Web Science and Social Computing Research Group research group, under the direction of professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates

 

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