Artificial Intelligence

We used AI to study the world’s toilets. This is what we found

A toilet is seen in Taba Protectorate at the new road to Saint Catherine, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Cairo, Egypt December 12, 2018. Picture taken December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC1EC99D1C50

Almost a third of the world’s toilets are unrecognisable to artificial intelligence. Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Clarissa Watson
Head of Marketing, Alto Data Analytics
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30% of the world's toilets are not recognized by Google AI Image: Alto Analytics
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