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Google Lens Not Only Takes Pictures But Offers Detailed Information About Them
By Izza Sofia, 18 May 2017
At Google’s I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new piece of technology called Google Lens.
The product is designed to leverage Google’s computer vision and AI technology in order to bring smarts directly to your phone’s camera. As the company explained, the smartphone camera would not just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action.
During a demo, Google showed off how you could point your camera at something and Lens would tell you more about it—for instance, it can identify the flower you are preparing to shoot. In another example, Pichai showed how Lens can connect you to a home’s WiFi network by snapping a photo of the sticker on the router.
In that case, Google Lens can identify that it is looking at a network’s name and password, then offer you the option to tap a button and connect automatically.
The technology basically turns the camera from a passive tool that is capturing the world around you to one that allows you to interact with what is in your camera’s viewfinder.
Read more about this on Fast Co Design.
[via Fast Co Design]
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