Can anyone out there identify what kind of jet this is? #flyby http://t.co/8CddjLz
That’s Lance’s mystery plane on the right.
It looked familiar, but I wasn’t sure. I headed to Google Images for some help. There’s a fairly new feature from Google that allows you to search for similar photos by entering an original or just the URL where a photo resides.
Google uses computer vision techniques to match your image to other images in the Google Images index and additional image collections. From those matches, we try to generate an accurate “best guess” text description of your image, as well as find other images that have the same content as your search image. Your search results page can show results for that text description as well as related images.
Here’s the result! Google’s fairly certain Lance was looking at an F/A-18 Hornet.
This is pretty damned crazy! The intelligence Google’s once coaxed out of printed words is now transferred to images. Wow.