samzenpus from the a-picture-and-a-thousand-nerds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Technology Review reports on efforts to enable web ads to be targeted based on the content of online images, not text. All those user-generated photos on Facebook and Picasa could apparently be worth much more if it was possible to display adverts for pet food next to your snaps of your dog. Machine vision can apparently make that possible."
The first time, it's a KLUDGE! The second, a trick.
Later, it's a well-established technique!
-- Mike Broido, Intermetrics