Google Lens

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Google an­nounced Google Lens. Point your phone’s cam­era at an ob­ject, in­voke Lens via the Assistant or Pho­tos app, and Google’s com­put­ing brains in the cloud will study the im­age to let you know what you’re look­ing at. In an on-stage demon­stra­tion, Lens iden­ti­fied a flower cor­rectly.

It of­fers some nifty ex­tras, too. You can take a pic­ture of your router’s ID la­bel to au­to­mat­i­cally con­nect your phone to its Wi-Fi net­work, and look­ing at a restau­rant or other busi­nesses will sur­face rat­ings and con­tex­tual in­for­ma­tion – in­clud­ing tick­ets to events – about it from Google’s ser­vices. You can also use Google Lens on for­eign lan­guage text to have Google Trans­late au­to­mat­i­cally kick in.

Look for Lens to even­tu­ally ex­pand to other Google apps over time.

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