Shazam Wants More With Visual Recognition
The popular music discovery application Shazam aims bigger with the idea of incorporating visual recognition into the service.
Working in line with voice recognition, Shazam will be developed to detect objects and this feature will probably be used in product promotion and online shopping.
For example, thanks to the visual recognition feature that Shazam has been working on, the users will be able to scan a cereal box and learn about the nutritional information.
Another example provided by Riley is that you’ll easily “shazam” a DVD case in order to buy the movie soundtrack album.
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Still, there is no monopoly in the area of visual recognition and if Shazam applies this technology to the mobile application, the verb “shazaming” can become something we start using more often.