Today during the Google I/O 2017 keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new feature called Google Lens that will bring it’s powerful machine learning platform to your smartphone camera to help you identify what’s around you.
Google has been leading the charge with artificial intelligence and machine learning for a while and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Coming soon, Google Lens will utilize your smartphone camera to accurately and intelligently identify what the lens is pointing at. For example, if you point your smartphone camera at a flower and initiate Google Lens, the machine learning will be able to identify and give you information about what type of flower that is.
Another use is when you’re out and about trying to find a place to eat, or grab a coffee, or check out at store. Pointing your smartphone at various business storefronts will result in Google Lens pulling up information about that business, such as hours, phone number, and reviews.