Cool idea, but needs some refinement

Check out this cool new software tool called retrievr that lets you search flickr by drawing a sketch and having the computer go looking for images that match it. This is a great idea and loads of fun, but based on my tests it’s not yet working as well as it should. For example, we tried the sketch on the left and got a bunch of pictures of guys in oversized glasses, like Moe Green and Abe Scheinwald. On the other hand, when we tried the sketch on the right, the system pulled up a bunch of photos of Jason Calacanis. So I guess it’s 50-50 at this point. Much love to Faddah for sending this our way.