At its annual developers’ conference, Google highlighted how its machine learning and AI technologies improved across all its platforms. Google Assistant just got a lot smarter and more useful. It launched it first new product at the event, the Google Lens, a smart AI driven visual search app.
Point the camera at a restaurant and Google Assistant will tell you information about that restaurant.
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
Point the camera at a flower and the Assistant will identify it for you.
One of the most useful use cases was when CEO Sundar Pichai showed a video of a smartphone user holding up their camera to a Wi-Fi router and Google Lens to scan the network name and WAP password from the label, instantly connecting the phone to the network.
According to Pichai, the Lens feature will be available first for Google Assistant and Photos, but has yet to announce when the feature will actually be available for consumers to try out.