PetMatch app uses machine vision to match pets with owners

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The California based company, Superfish, have created the PetMatch app that – by using machine vision algorithms – can match prospective pet owners with images of their desired pet. The image, which could be a look-a-like of a passed on pet or taken from the internet, is compared to animals that are available for adoption in the area.

The app compares the geometric analysis of the facial features in the chosen image to either an internal library or with Superfish’s database. Once a suitable match appears, the user selects the image and can then get in touch with the animal shelter.

This is the first commercial app from Superfish, which has been investigating machine vision since 2006 and received around $20 million in funding since 2009.

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