Pet Facial Recognition Helps Find Lost Cats and Dogs

Animal shelters around the country have begun using artificial-intelligence apps to identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

Similar to the facial-recognition apps that identify people, these applications are helping shelters improve their reunification rates while costing them almost nothing. In many cases, the software is provided free by service organizations such as Finding Rover. To save further on costs, shelters typically reuse photos of the animals that they took earlier.

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