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How Google Is Teaching Computers to See

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Visual search app

Google's Hartmut Neven demonstrates his visual-search app by snapping a picture of a Salvador Dali clock in his office building.

Mark Milian / CNN

Computers used to be blind, and now they can see.  Thanks to increasingly sophisticated algorithms, computers today can recognize and identify the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa, and a can of Budweiser. Still, despite huge technological strides in the last decade or so, visual search has plenty more hurdles to clear.

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