Google Lens can now recognise over a billion items


  • TECH
  • Sunday, 23 Dec 2018

Google Lens is capable of recognising humans and animals in photos. — AFP Relaxnews

Just over a year after its release, Google Lens can now identify more than one billion items – four times the number it recognised at launch, according to Aparna Chennapragada, vice president of Google Lens and augmented reality at Google.

Lens is a Google technology that can recognise people, objects, places and other things captured in photos. It can also recognise text in images snapped with a smartphone camera.

Google Lens relies on "machine learning" – not to be confused with artificial intelligence – which allows the system to learn and improve based on accumulated experience. The more people use Google Lens, the more the service improves. However, that doesn't mean that Google Lens is immune to teething problems, such as confusing several breeds of dogs or different models of lamps.

Google Lens can be used to identify items or text in photos. It is available in Google Photos, to collect information about one or more items in a picture, via Google Assistant, and is directly integrated into the Camera app on certain handsets, such as the Pixel smartphone range. – AFP Relaxnews

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