We read about the “Seek” by iNaturalist app a few weeks ago and have been using it a bunch of late. If you’ve ever wondered about the names of the plants/trees/insects around you, this app is awesome.
Here’s how it works –
1. Open up the app and point the camera at any plant (for example)
2. Using image recognition, it’ll give you the name of the species with a confidence score.
3. If you’re unable to get it on first try, you just have to try a few different angles. For example, a closer view of the the leaves of a plant may help it identify it easier.
It is a wonderful application of image recognition. And, we’ve been using it to identify plants and trees all around us.
I also love that it is called “Seek.” In the world we live in, knowledge and wisdom are never more than a few taps away.
All we need to do is seek.