PlaNet Scans Pixels to Learn Where Photos Were Taken Dylan Duarte February 25, 2016 News Have you ever checked-in at a location on social media and thought “why can’t Skynet just do this for me?” Well we’re getting closer to that reality thanks to PlaNet, a deep-learning computer that can tell you where a picture was taken simply by analyzing the pixels. It’s being led by a computer vision specialist at Google – of course it’s Google – named Tobias Weyand and PlaNet recently scored 28.4-percent accuracy on 2.3 million geotagged images, which is a heck of a lot better than a human being could do. What’s more, even when the computer couldn’t give an exact location, it got the continent right 48-percent of the time. I joke about Skynet, but in reality I could see PlaNet being very useful in a military capacity, and perhaps even a law enforcement one. PlaNet could also greatly benefit stalkers and worried mothers. Just be mindful of where you take your selfies now, okay? Share This With The World!