About That Google AI

Posted on 12/03/2018 in misc

Photo of clock

I got a notification this morning that the Google Photos AI had created a new photo book for me - Highlights of 2017. So I clicked though to take a look. Google thinks several things I photographed last year to sell on Craigslist qualify as highlights of my year. I have several thoughts on this, and I'm not sure which one is most encouraging, or depressing.

  1. Google Photos AI still has a long way to go.
  2. Google knows that downsizing was a point of emphasis for us last year, so pictures of stuff we got rid of really are a highlight.
  3. My photography is so boring that Google interprets photos of furniture as a highlight of my year's photographic output.

The photo above is one of the photos Google selected as a highlight of the year. It is a grandfather clock we inherited years ago. It had not worked for years, and my research indicated that it's resale value if it was working was about $200.

Guess how much it was going to cost to get working? Yep, about $200.

So I put it on Craigslist for free and got about 20 calls in the first hour.

This is entry #3 in my attempt at 31 days of blogging for December 2018. I've haven't posted here daily since about 2007, so this should be interesting.

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