Google recently announced at it’s I/O conference that it’s working on a new form of artificial intelligence named Google Lens. Through the use of your smartphone camera it can understand what you’re looking at and can provide you with an informative response.
This technology will be integrated into Google’s Assistant, which will be able to identify different objects around you and perform actions based on Google’s various apps.
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For example, Lens can help you identify a flower you’re looking at using Google image search, or provide you with restaurant recommendations based on your location in Google Maps.
Some of the features are even more complex and helpful. If you want to connect to WiFi on your phone, you can just point your camera at the security credentials and the Assistant will do the rest of the work.