Google A Restaurant Just By Pointing Your Phone Camera At It

Google A Restaurant Just By Pointing Your Phone Camera At It
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Google Lens is the company's latest feature, which incorporates photo-recognition to help people get their information faster than ever

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 25 may 2017

Have you ever been hunting for a place to eat, and wondering if that one spot is actually as good as it looks? Google is looking to help you figure it out faster by allowing you to learn more about potentially grub spots with just your camera.

Google Lens is a new service that essentially uses your camera as a search box when you point it at restaurants. Announced by CEO Sundar Pichai at Google’s annual I/O developer conference, this photo-recognition feature will help users get their information faster than ever, and will include ratings and other information as soon as it recognizes it. According to a version shown on their Twitter, the results come up nearly instantly but it might not be quite so fast everywhere, especially places with poor connectivity, and it’ll be interesting to see how fast new places are input into the system. There’s no news as to when the app will be released to the public.

Have you ever been hunting for a place to eat, and wondering if that one spot is actually as good as it looks? Google is looking to help you figure it out faster by allowing you to learn more about potentially grub spots with just your camera.

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