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Google and The New York Times Partner to Digitize Historical Photos

Stephen Shankland writes for CNET, “Google’s computer brains are helping The New York Times turn a historic archive of more than 5 million photos into digital data that’ll appear in the newspaper’s features about history.” These photos date from the 1870s and include prints and contact sheets. Google’s AI tools will recognize printed or handwritten text that describes the photos and may also engage in object recognition.

Shankland notes that “AI’s image recognition can sort photos by who’s in them and can recognize landmarks and other subject matter. That’s great if you weren’t as diligent about labeling or filing them as newspaper photographers.” The New York Times plans to use the photos in a feature called Past Tense.

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