Zillow Develops Neural Network to ‘See’ Like a House Hunter

By Sara Castellanos Nov 11, 2016 3:29 pm ET Data scientists at Zillow Group are developing complex computer programs that detect specific attributes in photographs of homes, which could aid in estimating their value. Advances in deep learning, big data and cloud computing have converged to allow the online real estate database firm and others to develop technology that mimics how the human brain processes visual images–a concept still in its early stages and once limited to only the largest technology companies. It’s a daunting task, but one that could have wide-ranging impacts as enterprises look to extract meaning from giant databases of photographs. Digital photographs from sources like real estate listings and online photos are invaluable in accurately estimating a home’s value, Zillow Group executives say. Humans are far…

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