Visipedia, short for “Visual Encyclopedia,” is a network of people and machines that is designed to harvest and organize visual information and make it accessible to anyone anywhere. Visipedia machines can learn from experts how to discover and classify animals, plants and objects in images. Communities of scientists and interested citizens may use Visipedia software to share, annotate and organize meaningful content in images. Recent experiments include software that can detect and classify trees from satellite and street-level images, and an app that can recognize North American birds.

If you wish to learn more about Visipedia, a good place to start is here.

Visipedia is a joint project between Pietro Perona's Vision Group at Caltech and Serge Belongie's Vision Group at Cornell Tech.