January 28, 2022

Google Uses AI to Create Keyword Searchable Databases of Items SEEN in Life Magazine & MOMA Exhibition Photographs

From CNET:

The search giant on Wednesday showed off a new site that lets you run word searches on images from the storied magazine franchise. Google used object detection to index different images into the database.

More New Art Resource Experiments (via Engadget)

Art Palette lets you choose a group of colors and then matches your selection to artworks from institutions around the world.

The MoMA tool, [is] big news for art curators and museums. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been taking photos of its exhibitions since its first in 1929, but many of them were missing corresponding information. Identifying the art in each photo (and there are 30,000 of them) would have taken months, if not years. Google’s MoMA identification tool automatically recognizes the artworks in each photo, and has helped turn the pictures into an interactive archive of the museum’s exhibitions.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.