[ExI] hey dr, bugger

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 16:43:11 UTC 2016

On 31 December 2016 at 15:41, spike wrote:
> Wouldn’t it be cool if I could pull out my phone and Hey Dr. Bugger, have it
> come up with some kind of program that already knows I am looking for
> something about insects, or I am about to give it an image-recognition task
> involving insects.  It would already know my location and the time of year,
> so it would know what species are likely to be in the adult phase then and
> there.  It would log that observation, time, place, image.  We could work
> together, those of us who are into this kind of thing, create a
> public-access database.
> The question is not about entomology but rather commercial computing
> products, for I can think of a hundred uses before breakfast.  We could make
> something like this for sports cars or business locations or birds or hell
> anything that catches one’s fancy, no reason to explain why it does (I can’t
> really explain why bugs interest me.)
> Is there some kind of software which allows a user to create a database or
> collection of links, put it on our phones and have it searchable by voice
> command?

NEW - For bird ID from a photo

There are many apps for identifying insects, pests, weeds, flowers,
trees. etc, but they don't work from a submitted photo. They are more
like guides that you have to look through yourself.

Of course, I hear that insects are fairly plentiful, so you would need
a big database.  :)


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