Google Offers Sneak Peak at Its Visual Search Tool
Google recently gave a short demonstration of its still-under-construction Visual Search service. Visual Search would allow a user to take a picture of an object and then automatically perform a Google search based on that image. Google would then return relevant results. Visual Search would not require the user to enter any text information. Google conducted trials of the technology in August, and they weren't successful. Google is still trialling the technology before a wide-scale roll-out. Google is using assets it acquired with the purchase of Neven Vision in 2006.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Google Adds Captions to Image Search Results
Google today said it is now providing more information in image search results. When people perform searches using Google Images, they'll see new captions that include the title of the web page where the result is published.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
Google Takes Steps to Ensure Search Results Are Locally Relevant
Google today said it has updated the way it handles queries in Search and Maps when people travel. Moving forward, people will be served search results based on their actual location, not the domain they've indicated on the web (such as .com, .uk, .de, etc.) Google says people using Search in the U.S.