Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it. Google Street View has become an essential part of the online mapping experience.
It allows users to drop down to street level to see the local area in photographic detail. But it’s also a useful resource for Google as well. The company uses the images to read house numbers and match them to their geolocation. This physically locates the position of each building in its database.Read more