Plantnet: the Shazam of plants

Plantnet: the Shazam of plants

By Ana Muñoz

In this way, users will be able to find out what flowers and trees are in their environment just by approaching them and taking a picture.

In addition to getting rid of doubts with the name of the plant in front of you, with the Plantnet app you can also help generate a database on the world's plant population. And, if none of the options offered by the platform is the flower or the tree that you have seen, it will ask you to fill out a form for the experts to review it and give you a correct answer.

Subsequently, and after confirmation by the company, your contribution will be added to the Plantnet base of plants.

It is true that this type of platform is not something new, since we had seen others that are quite similar in the music and wine sector. Of course, the results were far from perfect.

Well, it seems that good results have been achieved with the Plantnet app, despite the fact that there are some identification deficiencies depending on the areas of the planet where the user is.

In this sense, the developers say that better results could be achieved if the photographs showed specific parts of a plant, such as a leaf, with a uniform background.

Best of all, the app is free for both Android and iOS, so you no longer have an excuse not to download it.

In addition, that a group of researchers (together with the collective effort of users, manage to create a database of plants in nature, is always good news.


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