In a world where seeing is believing, people of all ages are looking for new ways to interact with their favorite stories and characters. And machine learning presents an opportunity to make this a reality.
Disney’s "Pete's Dragon" arrives in U.S. theaters in 3D this Friday. To promote the film, Disney collaborated with Google and MediaMonks to create "Dragon Spotting," a digital experience that uses Google Cloud Vision API to bring the magic of "Pete's Dragon" to life.
dragonspotting.com, people set out on a quest to find Elliot using their smartphones. They’re prompted to seek common items, such as couches, bicycles or trees, near their homes or around the neighborhood. Once they find the quest object, they can view Elliot in augmented reality through the lens of their Android mobile device. Users with iOS devices can have the same kind of experience by taking and uploading images of items prompted on the site to see if Elliot is hiding nearby.
Don’t miss your chance to see Elliot and check out the site! You can also click here to learn more about Cloud Vision API and test it for yourself. We look forward to seeing how you build the next generation of applications that can see, hear and understand the world.