In the recent years we have seen many advances in our tech. Since the invention of internet searches on slyce.it however, not much has changed. You type in your search word and start looking. Companies like Pinterest and Shoes.com are looking to buck that trend in favor of Visual Search Technology. This deep learning engine allows you to take a picture of an image and it will find the exact one for you and many like it. It will also direct you to the nearest place to get it. Like that pair of shoes you saw on the way to work? Snap a picture and pick them up on the way home.
In the case of Pinterest, their search engine will find your item from a catalog of literally billions of choices. Remember the Amazon Fire Smartphone? Neither does anybody else. They attempted to launch the mobile with this new tech included, but it failed miserably. Kevin Jing, the head of visual search at Pinterest, claims that the technology is much, much better now. They admit that it’s not perfect yet, but given time it will be the go-to when it comes to searching for what customers need. It’s just now finding it’s footing.
This is where a company by the name of Slyce is hoping to pick up the slack. Their aim is to use their proprietary technology, coupled with the best of the competition’s to make it the smoothest experience yet. The Universal Scanner is their ‘straight- forward’ solution for the issues of other apps. What they want is to make it so that you can scan any real world image and get that exact one and many more like it if you wish.
This is applicable to QR codes, bar codes, coupons and so forth. Whether it’s 1D, 2D or 3D images, it can accurately depict them all. It’s a great way to find products that compliment others or making a wish list catalog as well. Slyce wants to be the premiere way that people search for that thing they desire. If they keep their momentum going, this may well be the result.