Google Lens knows more about what’s in your photos than you do

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At Google I/O at present, the corporate introduced a brand new function for Assistant and Photos known as Google Lens. Lens will are available in updates to the Google Assistant and Google Photos and can inform you extra about what’s in entrance of your gadget’s digital camera, providing you with contextual info and actionable choices relying on what you are taking a look at.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed Google Lens early within the convention’s keynote, and it sounds very like the expertise within the unique Google Glass. You can level your Android gadget’s digital camera at one thing, be it a flower, a restaurant, or a Wi-Fi community identify, and Google Lens offers you extra details about what you are taking a look at. In the demo, Google confirmed a picture of a flower that Google Lens was capable of instantly establish.

Later on within the keynote, one other demo confirmed Google Assistant utilizing Lens’ expertise to translate Japanese writing to English as a digital camera was pointed at a Japanese signal. Google Assistant can even present contextual info; level your gadget’s digital camera at the marquee of a movie show, and Assistant will use Lens to establish motion pictures and give you completely different choices, together with shopping for tickets, including film occasions to your calendar, and extra.

Arguably essentially the most thrilling instance proven within the demo concerned a photograph of a Wi-Fi community’s identify and password. Google Lens could make connecting to networks a snap—merely level your gadget’s digital camera at a Wi-Fi community’s information, and it’ll immediately join your gadget to the community.

According to Pichai, Google Lens will roll out to Google Assistant and Google Photos first and to different tasks later.

The 2017 Google I/O keynote is at the moment in progress, and we’ll add extra info to this text as it turns into accessible. For essentially the most up-to-date particulars, observe the occasion in our liveblog. 


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