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You Can Now 'Google' Things With Your Smartphone's Camera

Just point your camera to the object you need to identify, and Google will take care of the rest.

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You Can Now 'Google' Things With Your Smartphone's Camera
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Like an all-knowing harbinger of the apocalypse sitting dormant as an app on your phone, Google Lens, is a technology that will allow your smartphone camera to understand what they see and perform certain tasks. 

At Google's I/O developer conference, Google Lens was revealed with a tech demo involving a flower. Google Lens was able to identify the flower based on the photo alone. 
"Orchid la!"
The demo also showed off the camera connecting to a Wi-Fi router by pointing the camera to the router's Wi-Fi network name and password. No more asking your friend to read out the password. We're not sure if it'll work with a hand-scribbled passwords in cafes though. 

What's even more interesting is that Lens will be able to translate text from a photo:
"And for my next trick, the octopus dumplings will appear on stage!"Google Lens is also integrated with Google's Assistant and each A.I. will compliment the other. In the demo, once the text was translated, a second search was made for pictures of the Octopus Dumplings. 

One final demo involved the integration of Google Lens with the new Google Photos app. Combing through pictures taken on a trip, Lens was able to identify buildings taken in pictures. The A.I. was also able to provide business information for restaurants. 

What a great time to be alive. Let's just hope that Google programs Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" into its A.I. before the robot uprising. 
 
 
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