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Google Lens is the future of AR

By BreakingFlow / May 20, 2017

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Google Lens is the name of the tool for a new way too google things on the Internet.

We saw it first with the experimental Google Goggles in the origins of android, now it seems that they have the power to properly deploy it with the help of AI and machine learning.

Google says in a tweet: “With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action”

This new functionality will first arrive in the Google assistant and Google photos apps in the coming months.

Google is transitioning into an AI future, and they need more data to model it with the help of our cameras, so that in the near future, this bigger brain in google data centers can assist us on our everyday tasks.

In I/O 2017 keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said:

"All of Google was built because we started understanding text and web pages. So the fact that computers can understand images and videos has profound implications for our core mission,"

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Now that smartphones and cameras are faster, taking a photo is a more convenient way to get information, and breaks the limitations of the traditional search box from the 90s.

In the keynote they showed some examples of what Google Lens can do:

  • Took a picture of a flower, shows its name and other relevant information.
  • Grabbed SSID and password information from behind a router to connect to the WiFi network automatically.
  • Pointed at a restaurant entrance and showed information about the place.
  • Pointed at a restaurant menu in Japanese and automatically translated it to English, also you can ask of pictures of the food.

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It seems that this will be a firm step to add more possibilities to the AI assistant of Google and later implement it in all of it’s services. Now we have to wait to see what will be the answer of Apple with their assistant Siri.

You can watch the entire Google I/O 2017 keynote here:

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