IDG Contributor Network: What’s the real goal with Microsoft Garage?

There’s an entire team at Microsoft that just made an app that can identify your dog.

Called Fetch!, it uses AI to determine -- based on a photo you snap -- if you have a Doberman or a Border Collie. It’s obviously a proof of concept (and, sadly, won’t work with my Border Collie-Lab mix named Abby because she’s not a purebred). You can also take pictures of people and then see which dog they resemble, one of the strangest features in an app Microsoft has ever released.

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