This is a video of the google goggles app which does a good job of explaining what the current state of the art in visual search can do. its also being applied to searching patents, product classification based on appearance . This startup is using it for product search. If you had a technology that when you click search takes approx 1 second to search
what markets would you investigate? What pain points can you see it solving?
Big problems, big market, big money...
Government will pay you the most and demand the least, especially the U.S. government.
-Person identification - imagine the implications for fb profile photos
-Locations - for geolocation apps and travel companies
-Apparel - what are celebs wearing
Perhaps we finally have a way to help TSA learn to search for terrorists... Never mind... But it's a good demonstration of how prejudices are formed