Google Lens: a sneak peek into the future of AI and Machine Learning

The annual three days long i/o 17 started with Google announcing a bunch of new products and features. However, Google  Lens will remain the highlight of the event! Google Lens is a sneak peek into the future of context based AI and machine learning at Google.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, led Keynote event where he introduced a few new products which includes Google Lens. Every year Google introduces something new, something awesome at i/o. Last year they came up with Google  Assistant – an AI boy that gives you apt replies by understanding your voice commands, a direct competitor to Apple’s Siri. This time they have come up with Google Lens, an AI powered interface, coming to Google Photos and Google Assistant by the end of the year. 

 “a set of vision-based computing abilities that can understand what you’re looking at and help you take action based upon that information,” – Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, quoted while announcing Lens

Lens recognizes what’s in your camera view or what is in the photo that you have taken and does reverse searching on the image and gives you apt information about the image. It’s​so accurate that now it has surpassed human perfections. 

Google lense examples
Google lense examples

How it works

Sundar Pichai showed a few examples of how Lens does reverse searching suavely. In one, a camera aimed at a flower identified that flower, in what appeared to be a Google reverse image search in real time. In the second, a camera aimed at a Wi-Fi router’s SKU–a long list of numbers and a barcode which would take time to type–automatically snagged the login information and then automatically connected to the internet. And in the third, a camera aimed around a street full of shops and cafes pulled up reviews of each restaurant, placing an interface element directly over each facade in your field of view.

Google is doing what it does best! Accumulate lots of data, process it and then present it to the end user!

There is much into the plate this Tim at i/o 2017. I will be covering up everything one by one. Do subscribe our Twitter and Facebook pages for more such news!

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