Now soon you’ll be getting AI-powered vision just within your pocket as Google is launching its tool that’s powered by artificial intelligence to all the Pixel2 and Pixel phones in the upcoming weeks. This is part of an update to its Google Assistant, which the company announced on its blog post today. The lens that was fist unfolded back in the month of May at the I/O developer conference of the company. It’s a system of computer vision that lets you point your Pixel 2 or Pixel camera at an object and also give out information on it in real time; because it’s AI-powered algorithm is efficient in recognizing items of the real world.
Last month the Lens was made accessible as a part of the launch of Pixel 2, but now Google is saying that it will soon make it arrive as an inbuilt feature of the Google Assistant starting in the UK, US, India, Singapore, and Canada, in weeks to come, as mentioned in the blog post.
But for now, don’t expect that lens will be able to detect everything around you. Google mentions that as of a start now it would be best if being used for simple items. Like when you want to save any information from your business cards it can identify the texts, save a URL from a flyer or poster, can make a call from the phone number written on a paper, or even open Google maps with directions given as per the given destination is written down to an address. The lens is also capable of identifying notable landmarks and can pick up information from media and websites for art, movies, and books by making the camera point at the film posters, covers, books, and museum installations.
More efficiently Lens also works as a QR code and barcode scanner. To this Google says that down the line Lens will be developing more on items of our surroundings and become more adaptable in identifying people as well, objects, and kind of other things of the real world.