Google today announced that Google Images users can now access Lens directly without needing to have a device that comes with Google Lens. Google says that it has rolled Lens in Google Images out on mobile in the USA for those searching in English, with other countries, languages, and devices to come soon. With Lens, you can choose one of the images in the search results and the feature will display relevant photos that may contain links to product pages, for example, so that you can purchase the item you want. It'll work on numerous same things as the Lens feature in Google Assistant, but of course it will also help you buy things. While its availability is now limited in the U.S., Google plans to release the image recognition capability to more countries and in more languages in the future. Now, Google Images will show you related information and images regarding the particular piece of furniture you saw.
Lens is an AI-powered tool used on smartphones that can recognise objects, landmarks, dog breeds, and more. Pressing the lens icon triggers several smaller dots to appear over objects in the photo that the tech recognizes, and touching one of those overlaid dots will produce other similar photos of the objects from around the web.
Google's augmented-reality visual helper Lens is integrated into camera apps on phones like its Pixel. During your search, you come across a couch you like in an image, but you may not know what style it is or where to buy it. You can draw a circle around the object in the image to get more detailed information. It will be rolling out to other countries, language and Google Images locations in the coming days.
Its AI technology examines images and explores sub-images that could be of interest.