The AI-powered camera tool by Google can now identify more than a billion products, the firm claimed via a blog post. Google Lens rolled out in 2017 in a preliminary iteration on Assistant and Photos with only almost 250,000 products within its repertoire.
The extension follows over a year after the optical character recognition engine of Google Len has been educated on reading additional item labels. By identifying text, Google Lens can put moniker to more goods’ faces. It has also been given extra data from pics snapped by handsets, so Google claims the functionality is generally more dependable than earlier.
The 1 Billion items number comes from goods available via Google Shopping, so it possibly does not comprise more unstoppable and obscure objects, such as the first iteration of a rare book or a 1990s gaming console. But it wraps a big range of things that can appease somebody who is simply just seeking a good that they are curious about.
On a related note, Google Lens was earlier made available to Pixel handsets. It is a facility that allows consumers to study more about stuff around them by just aiming the handset camera at substance. It was first displayed at I/O 2017 developers’ meeting of Google. But the feature made its entrance when the search major rolled out its flagship handsets Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 on October 4, 2017, and was a limited feature for lineup handsets of this year.
On the other hand, as per an online forum thread by a user dubbed as LaceratedCantaloupe, this feature of Google Lens made its entrance without any update on the first-generation Pixel XL. The consumer also posted a screenshot of the same. Google Lens Pixel comes with the latest features that will allow them to copy text such as dates, phone numbers, and addresses.