A central plot in this season’s Silicon Valley is image recognition, or rather the sorry state of Artificial Intelligence’s abilities to identify things on it’s own.
The Not Hotdog app, purposely and horribly misspelled, takes light on the fact that image recognition and AI is still in it’s infancy stages. Just like the app itself which only recognizes when something is or is not a Hot Dog. Of course the more useful application would be if the app, actually recognized all foods when using the camera, but that proved to be a challenge for our funny group of programmers.
The app is available to download from the Apple store.