As promised at the I/O conference of 2017 Google is ready to bring its Artificial Intelligence equipped Google lens to the company’s flagship smartphones. The search giant announced in a blog post that the smart Google Lens will come as a part of the Google Assistant in the coming weeks. The Google Lens will work as a computer vision for your Pixel or Pixel 2 to recognize the objects around you. Just putting the objects in front of the camera will give you all the information about the object in real time.
According to Google it used the advanced machine learning and AI to make Lens smarter and then integrated it with the Google assistant. The whole procedure comes out as an assisting system that can tell you all about what you see. This means you can learn about every object you see in front of you with the help of Lens.
Google mentioned that initially the Lens will recognize simple objects and deliver information about them. For now, you can use the Lens to recognize text that will help in saving information from business cards, follow URLs on the poster or need navigate to an address. The Lens will also recognize the landmarks and will help in exploring their history. You can also use the Lens to know about a movie just by showing a movie poster and get the movie synopsis or reviews quickly. Moreover, the Google Lens will work as a more efficient QR code and barcode reader to scan the items. The machine learning will help the Lens to get smarter everyday by exploring the new things around you.
The Google Lens will be available to all the Pixel users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, and Singapore in the coming weeks as a Google Assistant update. The Pixel phones should be set to the English language to acquire the update. After the update, you just need to tap the Google Lens icon present at the bottom right corner in the Google Assistant.
“We can’t wait to see how Google Lens helps you explore the world around you, with the help of your Google Assistant. And don’t forget, Google Lens is also available in Google Photos, so even after you take a picture, you can continue to explore and get more information about what’s in your photo”, Google wrote in the blog post.