Better known as a supplier of facial recognition software used by the Chinese government, an AI-startup that is backed by Alibaba has developed software that can identify dogs by their noses.
No, it isn't April 1st; the facial recognition software developed by Megvil really can identify one dog from another by using nasal biometrics.
KrAsia news reports that the company has developed the software on the basis that dogs have unique nose prints. Dr. David Dorman, a professor of toxicology, has previously said that: "Like human fingerprints, each dog has a unique nose print. Some kennel clubs have used ...
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