And, if given enough information, Google will take a "best guess for this image." Hock reports, "Google's guess is usually correct, often impressively so." Google Goggles
, a mobile app for Android phones and iPhones, searches for images taken with a mobile device.
A precursor to this is the Google Goggles
app that recognises products from photographs and gives you information on it.
, included in the iOS version of the Google Search app and as a stand-alone app for Android, searches the Web to match the pictures you snap; photos of wine labels, logos and landmarks often work well as searchable images.
And technologies like Google Goggles
show how computers are starting to be capable of seeing, and identifying, real-world objects.
With YouTube being the biggest video destination on the Internet, 'Google Goggles
' streaming live video from people's sunglasses, and Android phones spreading across the world, the search engine giant may soon have eyes all over the planet.
The glasses will send data to the cloud and then use things like Google Latitude to share location, Google Goggles
to search images and figure out what is being looked at, and Google Maps to show other things nearby, the Google employee said.
"Are you blind referee?" used to be the cry from frustrated fans.
The newest version of Slovoed dictionaries integrates next-generation Google features, such as Google Goggles
and Google Voice Search, as well as Paragon's own PenReader handwriting recognition tool, which allows users to enter search text in their own handwriting.
The result has been a torrent of innovations, from the stunning Google Earth to Google Goggles
- the new smartphone app that allows users to search the web with photographs instead of key words.
Or rather I would leave it to Google Goggles
to do it for me.
, a service that lets you use pictures taken with your mobile device to search the Web, doesn't offer facial recognition for now, but the underlying capability is there."
Word Lens has some simi larit ies with Google Goggles
, which lets users take a picture of a phrase and then search the web for it.