Close-up of purple flowers

This plant identification app is definitely a work in progress (but keep in mind it was designed to get better over time through crowdsourcing data). Here’s how it works: take a picture of a leaf or flower from a plant you don’t know, and the AI will (sometimes be able to) identify it for you.

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Notebook with flattened and dried flowers

Visualizing the future brings mental images of eyewear that can identify any object in our line of vision, and this project may be a first step to that. AI has learned how to identify plants, albeit flattened and dried, from large databases of plants, databases that are getting bigger and bigger.

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