Ads are irrelevant, but Street View goes to show what resources are available to Google. Mapping the whole world, but unable to do other things.Rightly so. Their machine learning must still get better and then they must apply that to video. Don't know what ads and street view got to do with it.
Stupid comparison. It's relatively easy to map the world http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/artificial-intelligence/the-unknown-startup-that-built-googles-first-selfdriving-carAds are irrelevant, but Street View goes to show what resources are available to Google. Mapping the whole world, but unable to do other things.
But they still need to manually check and correct maps.The company designed a processing board that could take inputs from digital cameras, high-end GPS units, and inertial sensors, and then integrate data from those systems so that the camera images were coded with positional data.
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/google-maps-ground-truth/ So they will need to hire more people or let the public help...Yet satellites and algorithms only get you so far. Google employs a small army of human operators (they won’t say exactly how many) to manually check and correct the maps using an in-house program called Atlas.