iPhone Fans using Google Photos can now try the Preview of Google Lens, a Cool On-Demand Object Recognition Tool
Yesterday Google announced on Twitter that "Starting today and rolling out over the next week, those of you on iOS can try the preview of Google Lens to quickly take action from a photo or discover more about the world around you. Make sure you have the latest version (3.15) of the app."
The Verge notes that "Lens is an on-demand object recognition tool, accessible through the Google Photos app. When users take a photo of a book or painting, for example, Lens recognizes it and spits out information telling you more details about the object.
Lens works on photos of business cards, books, landmarks and buildings, paintings in a museum, plants or animals, and flyers and event billboards. When you use Lens on a photo that has phone numbers or an address, you can automatically save this information as a contact on your phone, while events will be added to your calendar."
It's definitely a cool app and one I hope that Apple will mirror in some way in the future. Check out the video below that covers Google Lens being introduced at a Google developer event last year. It showcases some interesting features that might interest you.
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