Google Photos gets AI integration to archive users’ pictures
Google Photos has been enhanced with an all-new AI-powered upgrade that suggests which trivial pictures from your collection should be archived. The latest development is a part of the Google Assistant support.
The option to archive unwanted photos from your timeline is indeed welcome, in order to make your albums clutter-free. But what is more interesting is the artificial intelligence (AI) that Google has used to deliver this feature.
You might have a mixed collection of your pictures that include various memorable moments alongside some images that you no longer need. These could be photographs of documents, billboards or posters. The new AI integration within Google Photos detects the difference intelligently, while the Assistant tab helps you select the not-so-important ones for archiving.
“You can review the suggestions and remove any photos you don’t want archived, and tap to confirm when you are done,” the Google Photos team wrote in a Google+ post, explaining the latest feature. Once archived, you can view those unimportant pictures in the ‘Archive’ tab.
Google has started rolling out the new feature to Android, iOS and desktop versions of the Photos app. Going forward, the machine learning input powering the archiving feature is likely to be available to developers to test its effectiveness across new areas.