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If dogs are man’s best friend, then what does it say about the future when AI can train dogs.

All jokes aside, this is a creative use of computer vision.

Computer vision is key to how the machine works, detecting a dog’s comportment in real time to tune its delivery of rewards to reinforce desired behavior. It remains to be seen how well it can approximate the experience of a skilled human trainer, though SF SPCA says it will soon release a peer-reviewed case study on how the machine worked with one dog suffering from separation anxiety which, by definition, manifests itself when no trainer is around to address it.

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