You can now use Google lens to identify a billion objects. First launched in 2017, the tool is used to scan images or items through the app to receive information by using Lens. Google announced in a blog post that its AI-powered camera tool known as Google Lens can now recognize over a billion items.
For example, if you can scan a country’s flag you’ll receive more information about that country or if you scan a flower, you’ll find out what type it is.
The company said in a blog post: “The way we use our cameras is not the only thing that’s changing: the tech behind our cameras is evolving too.
That’s why we started Google Lens last year as the first step in this journey. Last week, we launched a redesigned Lens experience across Android and iOS, and brought it to iOS users via the Google app.” The expansion comes over a year after the Google Lens’ optical character recognition engine has been trained on reading more product labels.
The 1 billion items figure comes from products available through Google Shopping but it can also recognize people, Wi-Fi network names, and geometric shapes, create a contact from a business card or identify a landmark and more.
Source: IOL News