Bonus Audio: Plant IDs

Interview

Friday, December 17, 2010

Peter Belhumeur has been collaborating with the Smithsonian on an iPhone app for plant identification. It's based on the same systems he’s developed for facial recognition. During our visit to Belhumeur’s lab, he explained to Kurt how the app works.

Guests:

Peter Belhumeur

Comments [5]

Michael from New York

http://leafsnap.com/ or http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/06/for-the-high-tech-naturalist-leafsnap-identifies-leaves-using-your-iphones-camera/

May. 09 2011 03:24 PM
Lindsay from Austin, TX

I have been wanting this forever. Literally, this exact thing. I am so excited.

Dec. 20 2010 08:20 PM
DavidC from Brooklyn, NY

Is there a name for the iPhone field guide app so we can look out for it next spring?

Dec. 19 2010 12:20 PM
Jenny from Studio 360

Hi Emily --

It's not available yet, but Peter Belhumeur says they hope to roll it out officially on Earth Day (April 22) 2011.

Stay tuned,
Jenny

Dec. 17 2010 01:08 PM
Emily from Kansas City, MO

Interesting! Has this iPhone app been released yet? How can we find it?

Dec. 17 2010 12:27 AM

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