Pinterest will use computer vision to detect objects in images and show them in search results for iOS users.
On Thursday — almost a year to the day since Pinterest rolled out buyable pins in the U.S., which it s now bringing to the web — the company is adding a host of new e-commerce features.
But others attempt to make searching for products by typing in text and scrolling through results seem outdated.
Pinterest will use computer vision — which is exactly what it sounds like — to automatically detect objects within an image, so that when someone is looking at a photo they ll be able to click on a dot corresponding to a purse or pair of shoes in the photo to see similar products on Pinterest, assuming that person is using their iPhone or iPad.
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